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Addiction recovery: Teens find fresh start in new high school program at Brookdale

By Amanda Oglesby, the Asbury Park Press

Seventeen-year-old Jesse Musco has been through in-patient treatment twice to fight addiction, so returning to high school worried her.

“I didn’t know if I was going to get caught up with the same people,” said Jesse, a junior from the Morganville section of Marlboro.

“If you’re under treatment and you just go back to the same place, the same people, the same things, you’re at a higher risk for relapsing,” said Matawan-Aberdeen Regional Assistant Superintendent Nelyda Perez.

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