Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Recovery High School to Open in Southeastern Massachusetts

With a large number of its adolescent population using opiates, and with addiction levels reaching epidemic proportions, The State Department of Public Health granted funds to establish “Recovery High School”, located in Brockton Massachusetts. 

The school which is expected to open its doors in December, will be funded with $500’000 per year and will enroll as many as 50 high school diploma-seeking students ranging from 14 to 21 years of age. The staff will consist of a principal, four teachers and two counselors.

Founder of the support group “Parents Supporting Parents for the families of opiate-addicted children” Lisa Murphy, believes the amount of  pressure teens experience to obtain to get top grades, scholarships and keep up with friends can be draw them to opiates. Her own daughter, became addicted to heroin at the age of 19 and has spent 5 years in recovery. 

"I'm so excited about a recovery high school, many young people have no idea recovery exists until they are well into the addiction” Sorrenti said.

Many believe that with the long-awaited recovery high school will professionally cater to the needs of vulnerable teens struggling to battle addiction, in addition to helping communities and families heal as they witness their loved ones receive the support and motivation they need to overcome addiction.

If you are looking for an addiction treatment program for your adolescent, Inspirations for Youth and Families, aka Inspirations Teen Rehab  in Florida offers Educational Program on Premises along with residential addiction programs.

For more information on teen addiction treatment programs please visit:

Teen Addiction Treatment and Recovery Helpline: 1-888-757-6237

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