Change 4 the Kenai is a local Central Peninsula coalition that aims to address substance misuse by providing resources, information, and hope to the people of the Kenai Peninsula. Our website is connectkenai.org. Our project coordinator is Shari Conner, and her number is 907-714-4521.
My Heart Wanted to Change; My Mind Just Didn't Know How: Tuba's Recovery Story
In this episode of You and I 4 the Kenai, Aaron and Koebryn sit down with our friend Tuba as he tells us his recovery story. We chose this title because Tuba's story illustrates, in a beautiful and impactful manner, the way unresolved trauma can negatively impact people with even the most pure hearts. If you were to meet Tuba today, you'd meet loving and compassionate person who would go to earth's ends to help another. This wasn't the case years ago. Tuba is a prime example of why keeping people in their active addiction alive, and giving people a chance to recover, and being patient and compassionate towards those individuals is so important. We could say that recovery has changed Tuba, but we could also argue that it has returned him back to his natural state, as a loving, compassionate, and good natured friend.
God, Mentors, and Music: Justin's Recovery Story
In this episode of You and I 4 the Kenai Koebryn and Aaron sit down with local community member, youth mental health advocate, and musician Justin Pendergrass as he opens up to up about his challenges with mental health and addiction. Justin talks about how his relationship with God, in-laws, music, mentors and more helped to spur him forward and onto a healthy and vibrant future.
Community Resource: Sources of Strength Within Our Local Schools
In this episode of You and I 4 the Kenai, Koebryn and Aaron sit down with Emily Alvey, the Recidivism Prevention Liaison for Kenai Peninsula Schools! If you have kids in the school system, you are not going to want to miss this!
I Won't Let Them Down: Ty's Recovery Story
In this episode, Aaron and Koebryn talk with Ty about his personal journey to recovery. Ty's story highlights that finding a path to recovery that works for you is one of the most important steps to making lasting change. His recovery was ultimately fueled by the respect for the people who genuinely wanted him to succeed.
One Year Later: TJ's Continued Recovery
In this episode of You and I 4 the Kenai, Aaron and Koebryn sit down with TJ to talk continued recovery. In this episode TJ talks about how the tools he has learned in recovery have propelled his life forward, and how the support system he has developed through recovery has made this new life possible. Enjoy!
There's Always Hope: A Recovery Story
In this episode of You and I 4 the Kenai Aaron and Koebryn sit down with Robi as she shares with us the blessings that she has found through recovery! Enjoy!
Great podcast!! Keep up the good work!