First addiction recovery program opens at Virginia High School in Chesterfield

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Virginia (WRIC) – Chesterfield Recovery Academy is a program designed to help high school students graduate while staying sober.

The program is designed to aid addiction recovery and is equipped with assistance from Chesterfield County Public Schools and Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. Services will include academic, emotional and social support while students continue their work in class. The program will accommodate up to 25 students and will offer group counseling sessions during the school day.

“This is something that should be replicated across the Commonwealth. This is something that serves many more students than those in Chesterfield County and only those in the Richmond area,” said Jillian Balow, Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Prospective students wishing to enroll in the program must complete an interest form to begin the application process. Additionally, students must be substance free for at least 30 days to be considered for enrollment in the program. Registration will begin on August 22.

“The philosophy of Chesterfield Recovery Academy is one step, one day and one success all at once,” said Ann Coker, chair of the Chesterfield County School Board.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at the academy’s location at 13900 Hull Street Road in Midlothian at 10am on Tuesday 2 August.

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