Financial trouble forces Sobriety High to close


For more than two decades, Sobriety High has been a safe haven for teens facing addiction. But after losing their main source of funding, the school will not reopen next year, KARE 11 reports.

Sobriety high provides a chemical-free environment for students struggling with alcohol and drug dependency. Many students leaving treatment programs enter the school to avoid temptations at traditional high schools.

The school lost a major donation and can't come up with the $400,000 it needs to operate campuses in Coon Rapids and Burnsville.

"I don't know where I would be without this place," student Maddy Amos tells KARE 11. "I would probably be dead without going here, and this place means the world to me."

Students will have the option of transferring to another sober high school or an alternative high school with a treatment program included.

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