Hope Academy graduates join staff as peer specialists

AJ Stinnett and Julia Myers were two of the first students at Hope Academy – the recovery high school supported by Fairbanks – to spend all or most of their high school careers there. Many of the school’s students and alumni don’t or didn’t matriculate there until their junior or senior year, often because they’ve denied the […]

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No opioids, please: A growing movement lets patients refuse prescriptions

The ease of relapsing into opioid addiction has led a growing number of states to help residents make it clear to medical professionals they do not want to be prescribed the powerful painkillers. Connecticut and Alaska are two of the latest considering legislation this year that would create a “non-opioid directive” patients can put in […]

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A lazy person’s guide to happiness

Few people bring the unique perspective to the mess of questions on the true meaning of happiness and how to find it like Dan Buettner. Over the past 15 years, he has carved out a niche at National Geographic, where he travels the world in search of the healthiest people and “distills their lessons,” as he […]

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Fairbanks part of website offering adolescent addiction research

Dr. Sigurd Zielke spent years researching adolescent addiction issues and working one-on-one with students affected by the disease. His work helped form the basis for Hope Academy, a recovery high school supported by Fairbanks and the only school of its kind in Indiana. Now Zielke’s making his and other colleagues’ research available to practitioners working […]

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