TRS has been providing long-term addiction recovery tools for Oklahoma City teens and their families since 2000. TRS began by offering financial assistance to qualifying parents unable to afford the high cost of residential treatment programs. Upon seeing how many teens relapsed into abuse after they returned to their home high schools, TRS began a recovery high school in 2006. Mission Academy High School is one of only 37 recovery high schools in the United States.
Seeing the need for a teen recovery community for after-school and weekend support, in 2012 TRS launched an alternative peer group. Mission Peer Group provides teens weekly and weekend positive social activities, individual and group counseling, family support groups, age-appropriate recovery meetings, and regular retreats.
In 2014, TRS added the Real Talk for Teens series to focus on prevention by educating teens about the realities of substance abuse.
Andrew Rice, Executive Director, has worked across the nation and internationally to improve the social and economic circumstances of people in need. Originally from Oklahoma City, he served as Oklahoma State Senator and Senate Minority Leader from 2006 to 2012 and was recognized numerous times for his service in the areas of health policy and social justice. Before coming to TRS, Andrew served as the Executive Director of the Variety Care Foundation, which provides charitable support and public awareness for Oklahoma’s largest community health center. He says his own struggles with addiction as a teen make him especially thankful that he gets to help teens and families overcome addiction and move toward success and health.
Maggie Brown, Development Director, is a nonprofit professional with a passion for connecting people to causes they care about. She earned her BA from the University of Central Oklahoma and a master's degree from Oklahoma City University in Applied Sociology, Nonprofit Leadership. Her diverse experience with nonprofits includes long-term strategic planning, program evaluation, advocacy, and leading numerous events. She was led to Teen Recovery Solutions by a heart for youth with substance abuse disorders. She is proud to be involved with an organization that makes recovery fun.
Mike Maddox, Clinical Director, led TRS in introducing the first Alternative Peer Group in Oklahoma in 2012 and is responsible for therapeutic recovery services for Mission Academy High School. He holds an MS in Psychology and is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Mike has worked at inpatient treatment centers, at outpatient treatment centers, and in private practice treating teens, families, and adults. He would like to see the stigma of substance abuse lifted and society embrace recovery from the disease of addiction. He is a firm believer that recovery must be more fun for teens than using substances.
Tanner Underwood, Counselor, grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma. His greatest passion in life is helping individuals and families find recovery. He received his BS from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2014 and currently attends graduate school there for Substance Abuse Studies. He is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor under supervision and working toward becoming a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Beginning with an addiction struggle in his adolescent years, Tanner found recovery at age 25. Recovery exponentially improved his life, and his goal is to help others the way he has been helped.
Ginger Allison, Academic Director of Mission Academy High School, is an Oklahoma State Department of Education and Oklahoma Department of CareerTech Education certified teacher. She earned a BBA in Business Management from the University of Central Oklahoma and is pursuing a Master of Education in School Counseling from there as well. She enjoys teaching high-risk populations and was awarded the Metro Technology Centers Exemplary Leadership Award in 2014. She was led to Mission Academy High School by a passion for working with persons in recovery. She believes in holistic, differentiated, experiential, and cooperative learning in harmony with individualized instruction that will guide each student toward his or her pathway to success.
Laneta Going serves as Arts & Literacy Specialist for Mission Academy High School. She received her BS in Art Education from Oklahoma State University and her National Board Certification in 2003. She also is a Fellow for OKA+ Schools and leads teacher workshops across Oklahoma on the integration of the arts. Laneta was chosen Teacher of the Year twice and selected by Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence to be an ambassador to the National Art Education Association Convention. She has great rapport with students and believes in the power of the arts to bring about the greatest opportunities for meaningful learning.
Doug McPheron serves as Lead Teacher at Mission Academy High School and received his BA in Psychology from the University of South Alabama. Graduating with a Distinguished Military Cadet Award from the Army ROTC, he proudly served as Tank Platoon Leader and Brigade Recon Leader in both Germany and Kosovo. He strongly believes in the inherent worth of each of his students and the promise of their future. His experience in business management helps him encourage life skills in students as he individualizes instruction to maximize their strengths.
Robyn Meade-Ritter, Science Teacher
Christy Prather-Skinner, Counselor
Angi Robinson, Financial Aid Administrator
Sue Morrison, CPA
Luton & Co., PLLC, Auditor
Julie Serven, Storied Communications
Tiffany Grochowsky, Recovery Coach
Michael Jaronek, Recovery Coach
Chris Scott, Recovery Coach
If you wonder whether a teen in your life might benefit from our services, contact our clinical director to schedule a free consultation or no-cost substance abuse evaluation. 405-843-9100 or [email protected]
Come to a Lunch and Learn. Community members and professionals are invited to hear stories from our teens and staff. 405-843-2402 to register.
Our comprehensive program is proven to help more teens maintain long-term recovery. Help us reclaim teens and reunite families by giving today! Tax credits are available through the Opportunity Scholarship Fund.