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The Ninth Judicial District’s Drug Court and other treatment programs have given many in Toole County the opportunity to start a new chapter in life. Once meeting the program requirements and “graduating” the real challenge begins, that of remaining sober. 

While Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) are available and useful tools, sometimes having a healthy outlet that can help people in recovery fulfill their need for connection and purpose is needed. Sober Life Hi-Line Group is coming to Toole County to offer just that.

Thanks to grant funding received through Alliance for Youth, Sober Life Hi-Line Group will kick off on Thursday, Oct. 15, at the First Baptist Church Activity Center at 12:30 p.m. A free lunch will be provided by TLC Catering through the Toole County DUI Task Force. Children are welcome and there will be a craft activity for them to do.

“There are three concepts to the group which are, Events/Activities, Fitness and Volunteering,” said Toole County Alliance for Youth Prevention Specialist Mary Miller. “The group is open to anyone who is serious about recovery and covers Toole, Glacier and Pondera Counties.”

Sober Life offers a range of free and family-friendly events, fitness activities and educational experiences where those in recovery can enjoy fellowship and build friendships in a drug, alcohol and judgment free environment. Various volunteer opportunities are also offered to participants. 

Toole County Alliance for Youth, Toole County Sheriff’s Office, First Baptist Church, Marias Healthcare and Toole County Health Department all partnered together to bring this fantastic program to the area.

This is not a treatment program, but a recovery program. It offers members various opportunities with not only family-friendly events but leadership and volunteer opportunities, enhancing credibility with other members and the community. Some of the volunteer opportunities include adopting a park or walking trail, wrapping gifts for Toys for Tots (and like programs) or “Sending Love” to seniors and military personnel. 

Activities are many and include a wide range of interests: trivia night, art club, game night, woodworking projects and more. 

Fitness and staying healthy are also very important throughout life and Sober Life Hi-Line is prepared to offer activities for everyone, regardless of fitness level. Basketball, flag football, hiking, fishing tournaments and other fun events are planned throughout the following months. 

“We are very excited to start a new chapter on the Hi-Line and look forward to building a community of folks who love recovery and want to live life to the fullest,” said Miller. “If you are interested in getting involved, please reach out to me.”

Miller can be reached at (406) 564-0294 or mmiller@allianceforyouth.org.

Come and check out what Sober Life Hi-Line Group has to offer on Thursday, Oct. 15, starting at 12:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Activity Center.

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