Blog / 2018 / February
February 28, 2018
Hope Academy celebrated a record-breaking Taste of Hope event this year by raising over $67,000 or 64% more than the $41,500 goal to support students in recovery from substance abuse.
February 23, 2018
I had to educate myself about addiction in order to learn compassion for myself. No one wants to be miserable, depressed, suicidal and slowly killing themselves. That’s not a choice that people make; it’s where drugs lead you.
February 22, 2018
Many of us think of college as a wondrous time of new experiences and great freedom to explore new ideas and find one’s true self. In recent years, however, depression and anxiety have afflicted college students at alarming rates.
February 21, 2018
It’s too easy to get caught up in problems and live as a ball of stress. Of course, some problems are tragic. Most problems, however, are just signs that you’re a human being who has the privilege of still being alive. In that spirit, here are six great things about having problems.
February 20, 2018
I’ve rationalized my drinking over the years in a million different ways. I’m not a fall down drunk living under a bridge. CPS isn’t dragging my kids away, and my marriage is not on the brink of a booze-tinged meltdown. How can a put-together, happily married, mom of three with a master’s degree, career, and the ability to meet every writing deadline with a sharp smile have a drinking problem?
February 15, 2018
Here’s a guide to how you might address vaping — or almost any other form of risky business — with the teenagers in your life.
February 14, 2018
Hope Academy President and CEO Barb Elliott has joined the board of directors for Executive Women in HealthCare for 2018.
February 13, 2018
When your child is addicted to alcohol or drugs you fear the worst. Trying to help them becomes your new mission in life. You want so much to protect them from going down the wrong path, but you’re powerless to stop it. The shame of seeing your child sink into the pit of addiction is devastating. You are not alone. This article provides practical tools to help you cope with your child’s addiction.
February 12, 2018
Parenting is a tough job. It’s not always easy to know what’s good and beneficial for your child. However, being the parent of an addict is doubly hard! Sometimes, you’ll find yourself backpedaling on things you’ve said or changing tack to find an approach that works.
February 9, 2018
We all want freedom and inner peace. You can find freedom from worry and discover inner peace if you set your mind to it.
February 8, 2018
A teenager’s job, developmentally speaking, is to try out new behaviors and roles. Doing that sometimes involves risk – but not necessarily risk for its own sake.
February 6, 2018
ASU's Recovery Rising is a collegiate recovery program dedicated to supporting students throughout the recovery process.
February 5, 2018
Not only can positive thinking make you healthier, but it can actually help you have a better life.
February 2, 2018
If you’re concerned that your son or daughter might be using drugs or alcohol — or if you know they are — it’s important that we, as parents, consider why.
February 1, 2018
Every drug is a gateway drug if used during adolescence or young adulthood while brain development is still underway.