Why sober schools are a game changer for kids in recovery
from School Leaders Now
The harmful effects of substance abuse on learning outcomes and classroom behavior, and the lack of effective interventions, frustrate many. But, there is a model of sobriety-based education that provides exactly what these students who deal with substance abuse need. It helps students get a diploma and does other lifesaving work. About 50 so-called recovery, or sober, schools exist across the country, in one case sending 92 percent of graduates to college. While traditional schools often fail kids who struggle with addiction, why do sober schools work?
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