The recovery life is built on strong, healthy relationships of others. Accountability and community is critically important for lasting recovery. God gifts us with true community in His family.
Wherever you live, there are generally resources available of some kind. We've listed a few general ones and then some specific ones for our local Alaska area.
Overall General Info on Substance Abuse and Mental Health:
SAMSHA - information on finding treatment, behavioral health info, and other helplines including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - provides a ton of information, resources, and a hotline for suicide prevention.
Rich Walters - He's been helping people come out addiction for the past 6 years and has access to detox, rehab, and recovery resources across the entire country.
Below are some local resources in our own state and specific community:
Soldotna Kenai Faith Based:
Freedom House - men's and women's faith-based sober transitional living homes
ABC Life Choices - supporting men and women during and after pregnancy
Love INC - showing the love of Christ and connecting people in need with helpful resources
Young Lives - walking alongside teen moms, to help them discover who they were created to be and experience the love of Christ
New Hope Counseling Center - seeking healing, restoration, and equipping through faith-based counseling to wholeness and hope
Celebrate Recovery - a recovery program for anyone with hurts, habits or hangups (all of us!) centered around the Gospel of Jesus. Come take off the mask with us, and experience the forgiveness and freedom that only Jesus can offer
Calvary Life Fellowship - a sober safe living home for families in Kasilof
Soldotna Area Churches Focusing on the Recovery Community:
**These are a sampling of area churches that focus specifically on the recovery community, although they are not just for folks in recovery. We believe that sin in whatever form, addiction or not, brings brokenness for all of us. Ultimately all of us need recovery in Jesus.
Acts 2:47 Recovery Church Soldotna - seeking to see God bring revival among the darkest parts of our community from addiction, homelessness, incarceration, foster care
Set Free Church Soldotna - a church seeking to see people set free through Jesus
Soldotna Church of God - a church with a heart for all, including the recovery community
Soldotna/Kenai General Needs:
Food Bank - providing food for those in need
Central Peninsula General Hospital - local hospital
Serenity House - drug and alcohol residential treatment, inpatient and outpatient treatment
CPGH Behavioral Health Services - offering a range of treatment, counseling services, including the Care Transitions Detox Facility
CICADA - provides assessments for those struggling with mental and substance abuse and provides outpatient treatment
Kenaitze Dena'ina Wellness Center - provides assessments for those struggling with addiction and provides outpatient treatment
LeeShore Center - services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
CARTS - providing transportation
Independent Living Center - providing assistance for disability and transportation vouchers
Outside of Soldotna/Kenai Area:
Regardless of your community, you likely have resources just like our list! Look in your community for FAITH BASED ORGANIZATIONS, CHURCHES FOCUSED ON RECOVERY, and GENERAL NEEDS ORGANIZATIONS that together help meet practical and recovery needs.
Below are just a few more resources outside of our immediate area. There are many more depending on your area.
Priceless - Anchorage based ministry to victims of sex trafficking
Teen Challenge - residential faith based treatment
Set Free Alaska - faith based addiction treatment, some residential, counseling
Acts 2:47 Recovery Church Anchorage - seeking to see God bring revival among the darkest parts of our community from addiction, homelessness, incarceration, foster care