Brockton: Recovery High School receives funding, expected to open in December

Organizers and local leaders say there is some light at the end of the tunnel in the battle of drug addiction, by continuing  substance abuse treatment for teenagers.  Just this week, state officials announced that the Department of Public Health has granted $2.5 million dollars toward the development of Recovery High School for Southeastern Massachusetts.

Senator John Keenan of Quincy, a co-chairman of the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance abuse, has been working on this issue since he took office last November.

Senator Keenan spoke with WATD’s Steven Dodrill on Thursday morning

About Steven Dodrill

Steven Dodrill is a member of the WATD news team as a full-time news reporter and weekend anchor while assuming the duties of Manager of Web and News Services. The 25 year-old Franklin Pierce University graduate adds a blend of new media to the traditional news for WATD listeners over the airwaves, and for the readers on the web. Dodrill has a vast amount of experience in on-air and online platforms. "Follow" him on Twitter At Franklin Pierce, Steven worked to introduce new forms of media like YouTube, and Twitter to the Franklin Pierce community.  Steven graduated Cum Laude and with honors in Mass Communication from Franklin Pierce University in May of 2009. Steven focused his education and experience in New Hampshire around sports broadcasting, digital media, broadcast journalism, news, media production, and political reporting. "Like" him on Facebook Dodrill also interned with the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League during the summer of 2007, and most recently in the spring of 2009 he completed an internship in the newsroom at WMUR-TV in Manchester, NH.