For over 25 years, New Life Recovery Center has been providing professional assessment and outpatient treatment services for youth struggling with substance abuse.
The Adolescent School Program provides substance abuse treatment and academic support to students ages 13-18. Our mission is to meet the complex needs of adolescents with substance abuse issues.
The goal of The School Program is for the adolescent to achieve and maintain abstinence in order to develop new coping skills, in a safe environment. Each student is given individual attention to help them reach their academic goals. The desired outcome is for the participant to return back to the school setting successfully.
The educational school component is provided by a NJ certified teacher as well as an extensive support staff. Each student is given individual attention to help them reach their academic goals.
Adolescents are more ready for therapy when they are in a safe environment in which they are respected, appreciated, and encouraged to achieve their potential.
At New Life Recovery we realize the need for adolescents to get help and fulfill their academic requirements, During this trying time we work closely with the family and individual. We at New Life Recovery believe our youth need every tool to overcome their addiction and continue to grow as students and contributing members for their future. While our Adolescents will participate in IOP Intensive Outpatient Programs and OP Outpatient Programs they will be enrolled in our Day school if they are excused or suspended from their current school. Our team of licensed teachers in the State of New Jersey works hand and hand with our clinical team.
In addition the New Life Recovery Day School Program is a home instruction based educational program that works in coordination with the referring district. The objective of the New Life Recovery Day School Program is to encourage the students to strive to complete all of their assignments. The goal is to catch up on missed work and be current in active curriculum to be able to return to school in good standing. Our Teachers and Tutors are always available for instruction and assistance. Our team uses multisensory strategies in their teaching approach.
Lines of communication are always open between The New Life Recovery Day School staff and referring school’s staff. Our goal is to work collaboratively for the benefit of each student. Positive reinforcement for each student to meet and exceed current curriculum is our objective.
Our highly qualified staff:
Denise Drexler BA, MAT
Head Educational Facilitator New Life Recovery Center
38 Years experience
BA William Paterson University
Education K-12, minor elementary education
Masters- Marygrove College Masters in the Art of Teaching
Lorraine Argenio, BA, MS
25 Years Experience
BA William Paterson University
Education K-12, minor in elementary ed
Masters Long Island University Elementary Science
Tricia Cassella-Montano BA
4 Years Experience
BA Rowan University Elementary Education
Home School Instructor