Indianapolis School is Part of a Program Helping Students Kick Habits (WFYI)

By Andrew Pillow

Hope Academy is a high school in Indianapolis specifically designed to help students with addictions. It is one of the few of its kind. But promising results are likely going to change that.

Hope Academy is a recovery high school. It’s a school specifically designed to help students who have recently kicked habits, maintain sobriety, and according to a new report, Hope Academy and other schools like it, are succeeding in that endeavor.

The report, via recovery.org, says that graduates of recovery high only have a 30% relapse rate as opposed to the 70% rate of relapse with other types of interventions.

According to their website, Hope Academy is a tuition-free, Indiana public charter high school for students in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. It is the only school like it in Indianapolis and one of 34 in the country, although eight more are currently being planned.

Read more about the study here. (via WFYI)

Read more about Hope Academy here.

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Andrew Pillow

Andrew is a technology teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep. He is graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Teach for America Alum. Andrew just recently finished his commitment as a Teach Plus Policy fellow, and he is looking forward to putting the skills he's learned to good use. Andrew has written for several publications in the past on a wide variety of topics but will be sticking to education for his role on Indy/Ed.