Alaska seeks more residential recovery homes across state

Published: Nov. 22, 2018 at 8:12 AM AKST
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Alaska is seeking to set up as many as 10 residential facilities across the state to support people recovering from opioid abuse.

Alaska Public Media reports the state is expecting to receive more than $2 million in federal money over two years to fund peer-supported homes for people in outpatient treatment or long-term recovery from addiction.

The state Department of Health and Social Services is asking for bids, targeting Anchorage, the Fairbanks North Star Borough, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Kenai Peninsula Borough, and the southeast and southwest regions.

Katie Chapman, who works on opioid treatment for the state Division of Behavioral Health, says these types of programs emphasize recovery support activities, so "they're doing things that involve them in the community and building connection."