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Drug Addiction Recovery High School to Open in 2020
A recovery school is set to open in 2020 to provide teens who struggle with substance use disorders with an alternative to regular high schools.
By: Addiction Now
The school aims to provide an alternative for teens who struggle with substance use disorders and have no other choice but to attend a regular high school.
The person who had the idea for the school is a mother and teacher who had difficulties finding an addiction treatment program for her son during the time that he was a high school student.
The mother has set up an online fundraising campaign to collect enough donations from the members of the community to incorporate a nonprofit status to the drug addiction recovery high school. The campaign emphasizes that the school is not going to be an addiction treatment center or rehab facility but target students who have been able to successfully complete a residential substance use disorder treatment program for a period of 30 days minimum.
It will feature certified counselors to provide the support that the students who are recovering from substance use disorders need along with all of the academic experiences and accreditations that they would get from attending a regular school.
The drug addiction recovery high school may be an important addition to the area not only because Raleigh, which is one of the 50 most populous cities in the U.S., does not have an academic institution offering similar services but also because of how drug abuse has been impacting teenagers throughout the nation.
According to publications from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about 70 percent of high-school seniors have consumed alcohol while about 20 percent of them have taken prescribed medications for no medical reason.