White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Deputy Director, Benjamin Tucker, visits Hope Academy, the recovery high school at Fairbanks

For Immediate Release
September 13, 2010

Ty Lynch
Fairbanks, Communications Coordinator
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tlynch@fairbankscd.org
White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Deputy Director, Benjamin Tucker, visited Hope Academy, the recovery high school at Fairbanks

Indianapolis, IN – Benjamin B. Tucker, Deputy Director of State, Local and Tribal Affairs of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy visited Hope Academy on Tuesday, September 14, 2010. During his visit to Indianapolis, Mr. Tucker met with the students, faculty and leaders of Hope Academy to learn about the model and research of recovery high schools. He was also the featured keynote speaker for the Indiana Addiction Recovery Month Symposium held at the Indianapolis Marriott East.
In his position, as the White House Deputy Director of State, Local and Tribal Affairs, Mr. Tucker oversees ONDCP’s (Office of National Drug Control Policy) High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program, Drug-Free Communities (DFC), National Youth-Anti-Drug Media Campaign, and Counter-Drug Technology Assessment Center (CTAC). With 40 years of experience in the fields of law enforcement and criminal justice, Mr. Tucker is a recognized expert in community policing.
Hope Academy, the Recovery High School at Fairbanks, is one of 23 recovery high schools in the United States. It is a public charter high school that supports students who are recovering from alcoholism or drug addiction. Recently the Association of Recovery high schools has received national attention for the recovery school model and academic success of students who attend recovery schools.
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Fairbanks is a nonprofit organization that focuses on recovery from alcohol and drug problems. Since 1945, the organization has helped to improve the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities by offering hope and support through its programs and services. For more information about Fairbanks, please visit www.fairbankscd.org.

Hope Academy, the recovery high school at Fairbanks, is a tuition-free, public charter high school that provides educational excellence and an achievement oriented curriculum with the promotion of sobriety and personal growth. Hope Academy is for high school students from Indiana who have had primary treatment for alcohol/drug addiction or are in recovery an engaged in a recovery-based lifestyle.