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Daytop - NJ to Dedicate New Preparatory School This Week

First School of its Kind in the U.S. to Address Epidemic Drug & Alcohol Use by Suburban Teens; Integrates Academics, Intervention, Rehabilitation and

Hope; Teens to Share Personal Stories
MENDHAM, N.J., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

WHAT: State and local leaders will gather in Mendham, NJ, next

week to dedicate the new Daytop Preparatory School, the

nation's only fully-licensed coeducational special ed

program for students in need of substance abuse treatment.

The $8.5 million, 35,140 sq. ft. facility will provide a

complete secondary academic program for 70 residential and

60 day students recovering from substance abuse.

BACKGROUND: The school is the realization of the mission begun by

Daytop NJ's founder Rev. Joseph H. Hennen in 1992 when

Daytop Village opened its doors offering a program

tailored specifically to the needs of adolescents with

substance abuse and resulting behavioral problems. It was

made possible by monetary and in-kind donations of

materials, expertise and labor by a large group of

dedicated supporters. Currently, Daytop -NJ operates four

drug treatment centers and each year serves more than

350 clients, aged 13 to 19 years, from 21 counties in New

Jersey in both residential and outpatient settings.

Mendham is the only residential facility in New Jersey

that treats young women as well as men.

WHEN: Friday, May 9, 2008

12 noon

WHERE: Daytop Preparatory School

80 West Main Street

Mendham, New Jersey 07945


OPPORTUNITIES: Rev. Joseph H. Hennen, Sr. VP & founder, Daytop New Jersey

U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen

Morris County Prosecutor, Robert A. Bianchi

Four Daytop students will share personal stories of

addiction, hope and recovery.

CONTACT: Lynette Viviani

Viviani Associates PR for Daytop NJ

973-968-7929 ofc/973-534-1004 cell

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