Author Archives: Jan Stanich

Handling the holidays in recovery

For those in recovery, having the physical connections of love and support from family during the holidays be especially crucial. In a normal year, this season can make those in recovery feel vulnerable and anxious. During the pandemic of 2020, it’s twice as challenging because many will be not be able to gather in person with friends and family....

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National Recovery Month 2020 Begins September 1

National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is an international observance held every September to educate people about how substance use and mental health services can enable individuals and their families to live healthy and rewarding lives. This observance celebrates the millions of people in recovery from mental health and substance use ...

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La Verna Lodge for Women opens new facility on north side

Fairbanks Treatment and Recovery Center announces that La Verna Lodge for Women, its long-term residential program, has opened a new facility on the city’s north side. The close proximity to the addiction and recovery center was instrumental in the decision to move to the city’s north side. The center, staff and women in care are moving from it...

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Barb Elliott to retire as Fairbanks President and CEO

Community Health Network announced today that Barb Elliott will retire as president and CEO of Fairbanks Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center. Elliott has been with Fairbanks since 2007, when she was named vice president and chief financial officer.  She took on the role of interim CEO, and then in November 2016 was named president and CEO of F...

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A message from Fairbanks’ Barb Elliott on COVID-19

Addiction didn’t stop when the coronavirus began. In fact, it has been reported that the pandemic may actually cause an increase in substance abuse. For persons working on their journey to recovery, COVID-19 is an especially frightening and lonely time. They may be experiencing more thoughts, more triggers, and more urges. In-person meetings and ...

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