- Associated Press - Friday, October 6, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - More New Jersey students battling drug addictions will be able to attend special schools.

The Christie administration on Friday announced $2.7 million in grants are available to expand access to recovery high schools in the state.

The Recovery High School Access Project enables high school students in recovery to attend existing recovery high schools.

The administration says a second program, the Recovery High School Planning Project, will fund a school district in the southern part of the state to establish a new recovery high school program for students in the southern counties.

The schools aid the transition from treatment to an academic environment where the goal is to prevent relapse and prepare students to graduate and succeed after high school.

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