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Recovery Schools Save Teen Addicts, So Why Aren’t They Everywhere?

HUFFINGTON POST (10/16) – White Bear Lake was designed to help teens who weren’t succeeding in traditional school settings. Then-principal Julia Jilek had grown frustrated to see how many of her students still struggled with addiction issues that undermined their education. Those receiving treatment for substance use disorders at a rehabilitation facility or hospital would often return to the school and relapse, falling back into the same troubled patterns and missing more school…That was how the White Bear Lake school’s Insight Program was born, as a school-within-a-school that helps students continue their recovery while also getting back on track academically. Read more

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