ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, Arthur Stevens picked up his first drink at the age of 14. From there, his road to sobriety hasn't been an easy one. He said his drinking progressed and eventually became his escape and how he dealt with depression.
Arthur Stevens shares his story of staying sober after being addicted to alcohol for 16 years.
"With the way the drinking was going, I lost my house, I lost my job," he said.
Stevens, now married, sober and holding down a job, said it was organizations like Recover Alaska that helped him get back on track. September is National Recovery Month. He hopes by sharing his story of sobriety, it can help someone else see the light at the end of what is a very dark tunnel.
"If this has the potential to reach at least one person and potentially change that one person's life, hey let's go for it. You keep pushing through those walls you're eventually going to make it," said Stevens.
You can hear more of Stevens' story on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the Anchorage Community Theater at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information about addiction, treatment and help, visit RecoverAlaska.org