Blog / 2018 / April
April 30, 2018
Many people unwittingly engage in habits that reduce joy. Without meaning to, they repeat misery-making behaviors and wonder why they are downcast. If you want to increase your happiness, quit these self-defeating practices.
April 27, 2018
Teens who use e-cigarettes may be twice as likely to smoke pot as their peers who never try vaping, a U.S. study suggests.
April 26, 2018
Hope Academy recently hosted a free open house for educators. The purpose of the event was to show how the recovery high school can be a resource for schools and others working with substance-impacted youth.
April 24, 2018
It’s important to learn how to cope with anxiety when it presents itself, or it can become a burden, and make functioning in your daily life quite difficult. One coping technique I have come to rely on with my anxiety, whether I am having a panic attack, or I am just overwhelmed from a long day at work, is breathing.
April 20, 2018
For the final Community Day of the 2017-18 school year, Hope Academy students and staff celebrated Earth Day by decorating planters and planting herbs for a home garden: thyme, lemon balm, peppermint, cilantro, oregano and chives.

Students also made beaded necklaces, bracelets and keychains for Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home residents...
April 19, 2018
What if everything we ultimately needed to experience joy was in us right now? And what if all we needed to do was get out of our own way? Here are ten common ways most of us suppress joy and limit our potential in the here and now.
April 17, 2018
As the number of deaths from opiate overdose continues to climb, despite the ubiquity of inpatient and outpatient rehabs and parity for addiction treatment under the Affordable Care Act, continual innovation in the field of addiction medicine—and perhaps disruption—is arguably needed.
April 16, 2018
Despite a global decline in childhood infectious diseases, the prevalence of mental illness among youth has remained the same. That makes mental disorders one of the main origins of illness in children aged 4-15 years around the world.
April 13, 2018
Marijuana is bad for teens, and the damage can last.
April 12, 2018
A new study into which states are showing increases in deaths among the young reveals a profound disparity among the states when it comes to both life expectancy and disability.
April 10, 2018
A little awareness and honesty can go a long way to helping keep our teens safe behind the wheel, especially when it comes to preventing drinking and driving.
April 9, 2018
Health groups including the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Heart Association and the American Lung Association claim in a lawsuit that the lack of regulation on e-cigarettes is allowing products that are uniquely appealing to kids to proliferate unchecked.
April 6, 2018
Today, one of the biggest risks facing your teen could be sitting right in your medicine cabinet. Prescription painkillers are one of the most common types of drugs for teenagers to abuse, and part of the reason for this is that they are easily accessible.
April 5, 2018
We see sadness as an emotion to avoid at all costs. But sadness is actually a good thing. It’s actually a vital, valuable emotion. And it’s critical that we carve out time to listen to it.
tags: sadness
April 4, 2018
To fight an opioid addiction, first make sure you have an overdose reversal drug handy. Then prepare for years of vigilance and long-term medication.
April 3, 2018
There are three rules kids grow up with if they live in a home where someone has a problem with alcohol and/or other substances: don’t talk, don’t trust, and don’t feel.
April 2, 2018
E-cigarettes have been touted by their makers and some public health experts as devices to help adult smokers kick the habit. But school officials, struggling to control an explosion of vaping among high school and middle school students across the country, fear that the devices are creating a new generation of nicotine addicts.