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10 Years Sober: Day One

The following is an excerpt from the book 10 Years Sober by HIA co-founder Lance Lang.   April 6th, 2011, I had a moment of my radical transformation. I was living all by myself, having pushed everyone away. My girlfriend Ally had finally moved on. Friends had given up on me. And I was guzzling […]

A Welcome Retreat

Kelly Holly felt torn.   As she walked alongside her husband in his battle with alcohol addiction, she didn’t want to leave him—not even for a moment. Just as he entered his 18th month of sobriety, Kelly considered attending Hope is Alive’s Finding Hope retreat in 2022, but her son was also struggling with active […]

Sobriety Sprint: Why We Do It

The following is an excerpt from the book 10 Years Sober by HIA co-founder Lance Lang that explains the origins of HIA’s annual Sobriety Sprint. Like a lot of folks, Zach Arismendez was shy early on, trying to find his way and his place in the Hope is Alive program. And he was just the […]

It Just Feels Complete

Recently I decided to visit Hope is Alive’s DFW Men’s Home in order to capture some moments from their traditional Sunday Night meeting. As a member of the HIA Media Team, this is something that has become a pretty common occurrence in my world. Visit a home, take some rad pictures, share a few laughs, and then head back to OKC.

Christmas Hope

This holiday season I want you to think of the word hope. What is hope? Hope is trust. Hope is joy. Hope is peace. Hope gives us courage and strength.

Peace Among the Turmoil

My wife and I heard about Finding Hope around two years ago from a friend who also had a son struggling with addiction. At the time we were at breaking point in coping with our son’s addiction. Exhaustion, weariness, fear, anxiety, relentless turmoil.

Each and every person deserves HOPE and a chance at recovery!

My son’s addiction began when he was in high school, right around the time his Dad and I divorced. He has been active off and on in his drug addiction for the past ten or eleven years. For so long, I questioned if part of it was my fault, if we wouldn’t have divorced would his addiction have gotten as bad as it did, but I learned many years later that it wasn’t anything I did or didn’t do.

Addiction has been a part of my life from the day I was born.

I was born into a family, with both parents being alcoholics. It was something that my whole family kept hidden from the outside world for a long time. In 2003, my mom died of her addiction and I vowed that I would never allow myself or my family to be touched by addiction again. 

Living in a trailer with no floor and no heat or air.

Hope is Alive is more than just a drug and alcohol recovery program, HIA is a CULTURE. At HIA residents experience physical restoration, financial freedom and restored relationships. One of the pillars of our resident culture code (the code we live by) is “We live next level radically changed lives.”