April is Alcohol Addiction Awareness Month, a time to reduce the stigma associated with alcohol addiction and encourage people to seek help if they need it. Alcohol addiction is a chronic disease that affects millions of Americans and can have serious consequences for their health, relationships, and well-being. There are resources available to help you find treatment and recovery support:

  • Office of Substance Misuse and Addiction Prevention: This is a state agency that provides public health approaches to prevent and reduce substance use disorders and support community-based activities across Alaska. You can email them at osmap@alaska.gov or visit their website at https://health.alaska.gov/osmap/Pages/default.aspx.
  • You can also contact your health care provider or call a national helpline, 800-662-4357 (HELP), for more information on how to start your treatment and recovery journey.

At Alaska Health Fair, Inc., we offer a library of health education materials and exhibits, including on alcohol addiction and substance abuse, that we make available to local organizations free of charge. Call us at 907-278-0234 to learn more.

Alcohol addiction is not a moral failing or a personal weakness. It is a treatable disease that can be overcome with professional help and support. Don’t let stigma or shame stop you or your loved ones from getting help. Everyone deserves to live a healthy and fulfilling life.


Alaska Health Fair, Inc. is a nonprofit organization serving Alaskans since 1980. With questions please call (907) 278-0234 Anchorage/Statewide, (907) 374-6853 Fairbanks, or (907) 723-5100 Juneau.