Gov. Baker congratulates graduates battling addiction

BOSTON (WHDH) - Governor Charlie Baker spoke to addiction recovery students on Friday as they continue on the road to success.

Six students recovering from addiction graduated from the Action for Boston Community Development program at William J. Ostiguy High School.

The school combines academic studies with developmental support for those battling substance abuse and addiction.

“You are extraordinary,” Baker said. “You have done something, some collection of somethings here, that would break many, but it didn’t break you.”

Five of the six graduates have already been accepted to college.

The school’s president said that is a sign of the possibility to maintain a successful, substance-free life.

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