Blog / 2014 / February
February 25, 2014


Most people don’t notice, but when you walk up the stairs to Hope Academy, there are 12-steps in the first section. It’s ironic, because the 12-steps of recovery initially saved my life and entering the doors of Hope Academy gave me a bright new future.

When I first came to Fairbanks...
February 20, 2014
Between the ages of 13 and 25, the brain is pruning and strengthening itself. Therefore adolescent brains are still developing during teenage years by altering emotions, decision making and communication abilities. Teens may not realize that by using drugs, they are damaging their brain development.



Brains develop from back to front,...
February 12, 2014
In 2011, my freshman year, I heard Chris Herren’s story at my former high school. Even though I was using at the time, it had an impact on me and it was always something that was in the back of my mind. It made me realize that maybe one day...