There are five of drug recovery high schools in Massachusetts that specialize in educating students with substance addictions. They are public high schools, located in Boston, Brockton, Springfield, Worcester and Beverly.
It is more expensive to operate a recovery high school than other public schools, due to the demands of individualized transportation, the need to maintain a low student-teacher ratio, and that teachers are not just teaching academics, but how to stay sober.
On Beacon Hill, the proposed House budget has a few amendments to increase funding for these schools.
Andy Finch, professor at Vanderbilt University who specializes in recovery schools.
This segment aired on April 19, 2018.