A faith-based group is expanding its addiction treatment programs, in the Mat-Su.
- From http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Set-free-from-addiction-Mat-Su-treatment-group-expanding-416663203.html
In January, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services announced that Set Free Alaska was getting a $250,000 grant to set up an in-patient treatment program for up to 16 women, including those who are pregnant.
The organization then went to the Mat-Su Health Foundation, and it secured $1.5 million to purchase a former charter school building, between Wasilla and Palmer.
"If you think of it like, when you break your arm, you have a really hard cast that really protects that bone, and then over time you have more of a flexibility to move it.
And then we start to loosen that up over time, as they're learning skills to be in recovery." Jennifer Johnson, who recovered from drug and alcohol addiction, said, "I feel like it's so important that people realize that there's hope - that there's recovery.
And no matter how deep in the hole they get, or how bad it is, or how bad they think they might have mess up, it's never too late to put your hand up and get help." Sarah Hildebrand, who said she was addicted to alcohol and drugs from the time she was 12-years-old, stated, "They [Set Free Alaska] were willing to pray for me, with me and pour into me.