Tag Archives: sobriety

35 years sober. And grateful for every minute.

SPECIAL NOTE: In 2020, Fairbanks will mark our 75th year of helping individuals live in recovery. It’s fitting then, that the first blog post of the year celebrates 35 years of sobriety from one of our amazing alumni, Jerry Conner.  35 YEARS LATER, JERRY CONNER CONTINUES TO CELEBRATE THOSE WHO LED HIM TO FAIRBANKS. Police work is dangerous a...

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Accountability, community, and support in SLP helped Ann overcome a decade of addiction

Plagued by pain, despair, and hopelessness, when Ann came to Fairbanks’ Supportive Living Program (SLP) she struggled to get out of bed in the mornings. A decade’s long battle with addiction had robbed her of a relationship with her children, a job, a home, and all hope for a future outside that life of chaos and self-destruction.  By her own ...

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The secret of maintaining your sobriety

So, maybe you’re new to recovery. Perhaps you’ve just finished withdrawal and have achieved momentary sobriety. You may be feeling great! Or, you may feel daunted by the road ahead. Your next question just might be: ‘How do I maintain long term sobriety?’ The truth is that there is no easy answer to this question. We all live different sob...

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Four tips for staying sober and avoiding FOMO on New Year’s Eve

If there is one thing that describes my addiction, it was the yearning for connection. Ironic, isn’t it? The thing I spent the most time striving for is the thing that I ultimately couldn’t get, even from the substances that I thought were helping me find it. When I first heard about FOMO — Fear Of Missing Out — something in me clicked and...

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