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Stories of Hope and Recovery

The Nome hospital at dusk, viewed from the front, with light streaming through its windows.

Recently, a series of inspirational messages — based on the incredible biographies of Western Alaskans — have graced KNOM’s airwaves. Thanks to you, our listeners have heard powerful stories of recovery: from addiction, despair, homelessness, isolation, and other problems endemic in the region.

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Addiction support contacts

If you are struggling with an addiction, Norton Sound Health Corporation‘s Behavioral Health department can help you. All phone calls are confidential at (907) 443-3344. You can also call the 24-hour Addiction Treatment Helpline at (888) 340-0184. This post is a follow-up from Thursday’s Sounding Board (call-in show) on heroin in Western Alaska.

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Sounding Board: Heroin

This week on Sounding Board (Thursday, April 25 at 10am), we’re talking about heroin use in Western Alaska. What are the signs and effects of heroin use? How can an addicted person get help? Where do we go for help? What needs to be done in our community to get the drug off our streets?…

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By 2014, a Wellness and Sobering Center in Nome

To respond to the need for substance abuse treatment the Norton Sound, Norton Sound Health Corporation is planning on starting a substance abuse treatment center in Nome. The Wellness and Sobering Center will be based in the old hospital, and may open as early as fall 2014. NSHC is looking to village-based counselors, tribal healers,…

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Sounding Board: Youth and Tobacco

This Thursday on Sounding Board (October 11, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about youth and tobacco. We often see young people smoking or using tobacco in our communities – and maybe even in our own homes. Let’s start a conversation on how to stop youth tobacco use in the places we live. At what age…

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