Chris Love


My name is Chris Love and I am an advocate for North Carolina’s’ FIRST recovery high school. Having struggled with substance use as an adolescent, it was an experience that changed my life forever. Continue reading “Chris Love”

Jen Rutalis


Sixteen days. That’s the longest amount of sober time I put together between age fifteen and twenty-four. My parents raised me with morals, values, ambition, and love. Unconditional love. I never felt it. I didn’t believe it. Continue reading “Jen Rutalis”

Andrew Long


On September 3rd, 2014 my dad opened the door to my room and spoke the words I had heard so many times in my life, “we need to talk”. I still get goosebumps thinking about that moment because it was that talk that encouraged me to break the cycle of addiction that seemed so hopeless. Continue reading “Andrew Long”