Thank you so much to Torrey Pines High School for inviting True North Recovery Services to come out this week to carry a message of recovery to the student body at Red Ribbon Week.  1500-2000 students participated extremely respectfully and empathically as alumni of both the adult and adolescent programs at True North shared their experiences with drugs and alcohol and more importantly, their messages of hope.  And a very special thanks goes to all of the alumni who shared so honestly, vulnerably, and intimately.  To be 17 years old and to share your story in front of peers in your very own school district is such a powerful and amazing example to others of hope.