Blog / 2017 / October
October 24, 2017
Ukamaka M. Oruche, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, associate professor of psychiatric-mental health nursing at the Indiana University School of Nursing and a Hope Academy board member, was recently inducted into the American Academy of Nursing.

This is the highest honor in the nursing profession. Oruche was one of only five fellows from...
October 23, 2017
In a story by the Chicago Tribune, they cite statistics from a 2016 report by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration showing 1.2 million full-time college students drink alcohol and more than 700,000 use marijuana on an average day. Binge drinking is common. More than a third...
October 20, 2017
According to the New York Times Magazine, over the last decade anxiety has overtaken depression as the most common reason college students seek counseling services. In its annual survey of students, the American College Health Association found a significant increase — to 62 percent in 2016 from 50 percent in...
October 18, 2017
Sally Wasmuth, Ph.D., OTR, was a research fellow at the Veterans Administration when she sought some kind of intervention that would be beneficial for the population she was working with – military vets dealing with addiction and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Her answer: theater.

“It serendipitously addressed all the things we were...
October 4, 2017
PBS NewsHour recently aired a nationally-televised segment about Hope Academy as part of its America Addicted series.

Journalist Pamela Kirkland and a crew visited Hope Academy multiple times over the 2017 summer to interview students, staff, alum and experts on the recovery school concept. Watch the report below.