Hope Academy graduates get support from White House

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Indianapolis, Ind. (May 31, 2014) —  Graduates from Indy’s Hope Academy got a boost from the national level on Saturday.

Michael Botticelli is the acting director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

He was in town to see students at Hope Academy graduate.

Hope Academy is a charger high school for students recovering from drug addiction.

Botticelli says his office not only wants to congratulate the Hope Academy graduates, but he also promotes the department’s policy in promoting recovery.

“We know that far too many, far too few people get into treatment and stay in treatment, and really need a tremendous amount of support in their recovery,” Botticelli said during commencement exercises. “And, we know, clearly adolescents, not only do need support in their recovery, but they really need support in terms of their academic achievement.”