ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Officials have announced the opening of a recovery and academic program for Montgomery County public school students who are recovering from substance use.

A spokesman for Montgomery County Public Schools says the program announced on Tuesday is expected to begin this summer.

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It will be based at an adolescent recovery clubhouse that is part of Family Services, Inc. That’s a nonprofit in Gaithersburg that provides health and social services.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration has provided $200,000 to Montgomery County Public Schools to establish the program. It is part of a larger effort by the administration to fight the opioid crisis.

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Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford says he hopes this pilot program can be replicated in other communities.

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