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State Will Open First Public Addiction-Recovery High School

State Plans to Open First Recovery High School

A recently approved bill by New Jersey's state Senate panel could potentially put in place the first public recovery high school for teens with substance abuse challenges. If the bill becomes a law, Raymond J. Lesniak Experience, Strength and Hope Recovery School could open in September. 

The school, according to, will open regardless of whether the bill becomes a law. The idea for this type of school came from a task force appointed by Gov. Chris Christie to address the state's heroin crisis. 

Lesniak said he declined at first to have the school named after him, but changed his mind. 

"I thought it over because I never wanted anything named after me," he said. "A garage, an arena...But this is better than that. It's a growing organism that's going to help people."

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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