Sober High: The State of Recovery High Schools in America

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“In 2013, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimated that 2.3 million kids aged 12 to 17 had used drugs. Only about 5.4% of those adolescents entered into any kind of a treatment program. And the vast majority of drug-using teens will receive non-intensive outpatient therapy (primarily individual and group counseling.) There are better alternatives. Recovery high schools often provide a safe haven where students will not be pressured by, or exposed to, other drug-using peers. The curriculums are intertwined with treatment and support, and the results are promising… Early studies show that within six months of completing a recovery school curriculum, students have a relapse rate of only 30% – less than half of normal intervention programs.”

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