J. Kate Burkhart
If you, a family member or friend is hurting and considering suicide, PLEASE call Careline at
Charting a Course to Recovery and Reform
When: October 10-11, 2016
Where: Anchorage, Alaska
Can't find what you're looking for?
News and Headlines
Charting the Course to Recovery and Reform:
Alaskans Navigating Behavioral Health Opportunities and Adversity
October 10-11, 2016 at The Egan Center, Anchorage
The Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse is joining with the Alaska Mental Health Board to host a conference on behavioral health – open and free to anyone who wants to attend. This is not the usual board meeting. It’s an opportunity for you to learn from and share information with peers and colleagues, to inform and influence policymakers and community leaders as we chart a new course for behavioral health services in Alaska. There will be presentations and discussion about Medicaid reform, peer support, veterans services, opioid prevention, community prevention, and much more. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage with board members and other policymakers on these issues.
Agenda For more information, call Pat Sidmore at 465-8920.
Alaska Opioid Policy Task Force
In response to Alaska’s heroin epidemic and communities’ call for action heard across the state, the Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, and Alaska Department of Health and Social Services are convening the Alaska Opioid Policy Task Force
(AOPTF). This task force of Alaskan experts will work collaboratively with stakeholders and coalitions statewide.
On or before November 30, 2016, the Alaska Opioid Policy Task Force will recommend strategies and policies to the Governor and Legislature to address the rising incidence of heroin use, prescription opioid abuse, and deaths due to opioid overdose. Visit the AOPTF Website
to learn more.Press release, 4/20/16
Teen Alcohol, Drug Use Declined
Marijuana Use Steady
Share how you are promoting personal and community mental wellness on our facebook
Find out about SAMHSA grants
for substance abuse prevention and intervention HERE