Recovery High School A ‘Soft Landing’ For Post-Rehab Teens

By Saundra Young
CNN Senior Medical Producer

“The main difference between a recovery high school and a public high school is we’re the true safe and drug-free zone — I mean zero tolerance. As long as there are drugs you’re gonna need a recovery high school. Until you’ve eradicated drugs, then you can stop having to help the adolescents. Drugs are in every school.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration said more than 341,000 young people between the ages of 12 and 17 are in rehab annually. That’s 1 in 70.”

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