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Oct 20, 2021

Angela Smith is the Head of School at The Bridge Way School, Philadelphia’s first recovery high school. Kristen Harootunian is a Bridge Way School alumni and public speaker in active recovery.

In this episode, we discuss the challenges young people face when overcoming addiction, the impact of recovery resources in high schools, and how The Bridge Way School creates a learning environment that helps students succeed in their recovery journey.

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Hosted by Heather Major, Executive Director, Independence Blue Cross Foundation.

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