Heartland High: Ohio's First School For Students With Addiction

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Bouncing on a purple exercise ball, Alyssa talks to her new teacher about what classes she needs to graduate.

"There’s a Psychology 1 as an elective, I would take that, but I already took psychology and sociology... And I feel like Heartland in general is a psychology class," she adds, laughing.

Alyssa is one of five students at Heartland High, a school on Columbus' East Side for students who have struggled with substance abuse. Most recovery schools like this one start small, with about 5-15 kids.

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