Dozens of people in Puvirnituq take challenge to get sober – Nunatsiaq News

Nov 24, 2022

Movie nights, arts and crafts, and walks keep participants busy for month-long initiative

A community initiative encouraging people to go sober for a month is underway in Puvirnituq.

The Sobering up Challenge, which started on Nov. 14 and runs until Dec. 14, is meant to provide a space where participants can feel supported as they begin their recovery journeys, organizers say.

Various groups in the community are working together to run the challenge, including the Inuulitsivik Health Centre, the northern village and the Isuarsivik Regional Recovery Centre.

This is the second time Puvirnituq has held a Sobering up Challenge, according to Stéphanie Boisclair, who works for Inuulitsivik. Other communities have held similar challenges in recent years as well.

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