Fort Good Hope, N.W.T., has banned alcohol for seven days for National Addictions Awareness week.
Doris Manuel, the victims' services co-ordinator for the community, says she gave up drinking five years ago.
Manuel says she made the decision after her daughters — just four and six years old — had to help take care of her one night when she came home drunk.
"I seen me in them," she said. "Growing up, both my parents drank and there's a lot of drinking in the community. And I was thinking, 'Oh my God, I'm doing the same thing, what I grew up in.'"
Manuel says the week-long prohibition gives people a chance to experience life without alcohol.
The community is planning special events every day this week, to make sure people are busy and not thinking about booze.