Getting sober is only the beginning for teens. Figuring out how to integrate this new lifestyle into family, friendships, work and school is where many young people stumble back into addiction.
Addiction is a scary word because we often associate it with someone with no goals or motivation. The truth is, this drug epidemic does not discriminate and anyone can fall victim to it, even our own kids. These kids play sports, are on the honor roll, participate in performing arts, and have family dinners. These are good kids who unfortunately didn't understand what they were getting themselves into.
A place for students who have gone through an alcohol/ drug treatment program and are looking for a way to finish high school without the temptations that they were confronted with before.
What is a Recovery High School?
In short, recovery high schools are secondary schools designed specifically for students in recovery from substance use disorder or dependency. Although each school operates differently depending on available community resources and state standards, each recovery high school shares the following goals:
- To educate all available and eligible students who are in recovery from substance use disorder or co-occurring disorders such as anxiety, depression, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
- To meet state requirements for awarding a secondary school diploma
- To support students in working a strong program of recovery
The staff of recovery high schools most often includes administrative staff, teachers, substance abuse counselors, and mental health professionals that each play a critical role in supporting their students. Additionally, recovery schools provide support for families learning to how to live with, and provide support for, their teens entering into the recovery lifestyle.
For more information on Recovery High School's, please visit The Association of Recovery Schools