Recovery

Opinion: A new way to live

Editor’s Note: The Empire is publishing a weekly column from members of Juneau’s recovery community, in coordination with Great Bear Recovery Collective, to highlight September… Continue reading

 

Opinion: Recovery is possible

When we talk about the behavioral health challenges facing our state – whether it’s alcohol addition, opioids or suicide – most of us think of… Continue reading

In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, people in New York walk past a Nike advertisement featuring former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, known for kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality. In response to Nike’s support of Kaepernick, the Rhode Island town of North Smithfield is considering asking its departments to refrain from purchasing Nike products. (AP File Photo | Mark Lennihan)

Opinion: Just do it and more

“Just do it” Nike has been telling us for 30 years. The trademark theme was part of the controversial ad campaign they released for the… Continue reading

In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, people in New York walk past a Nike advertisement featuring former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, known for kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality. In response to Nike’s support of Kaepernick, the Rhode Island town of North Smithfield is considering asking its departments to refrain from purchasing Nike products. (AP File Photo | Mark Lennihan)

Opinion: My journey from high school dropout to thriving in long-term recovery

“Unresponsive.” I can still see that word vibrating on my iPhone.

William Musser waves to passing cars on the Douglas Bridge on Saturday, Sept. 22, during the Hands Across the Bridge event, which aims to spread awareness about substance use recovery in Juneau. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

A bridge away from stigma

A few dozen gathered on Saturday on the Douglas Bridge, holding hands in an outstretched line at the bridge’s apex. Together, they recited a verse.… Continue reading

William Musser waves to passing cars on the Douglas Bridge on Saturday, Sept. 22, during the Hands Across the Bridge event, which aims to spread awareness about substance use recovery in Juneau. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Your life matters

When I was a kid I always thought drugs were stupid.

Opinion: Recovery takes a community

Editor’s Note: The Empire is publishing a weekly column from members of Juneau’s recovery community, in coordination with Great Bear Recovery Collective, to highlight September… Continue reading

Opinion: Recovery is a path, but not an easy one

A lot has changed in regards to the way we talk about addiction within our society.