1st Edition

Approaches to Substance Abuse and Addiction in Education Communities
A Guide to Practices that Support Recovery in Adolescents and Young Adults

ISBN 9780789036971
Published February 1, 2010 by Routledge
302 Pages

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Book Description

This book is designed to increase the awareness among mental health professionals and educators about the potential sources of support for students struggling with substance abuse, addiction and compulsive behaviors. The book includes a description of the scope of the problem of substance abuse in high schools and colleges, followed by sections describing recovery high schools and collegiate recovery communities. A further unique component of this book is the inclusion of material from the adolescents and young adults whose lives have been changed by these programs.

This book was published as a special issue in the Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery.

Table of Contents

Section I: Introduction  1. Rationale for Including Recovery as Part of the Educational Agenda  Andrew J. Finch  2. Authentic Voices: Stories from Recovery School Students  Andrew J. Finch  Section II: How it Was and HowWe Got Here  3. Twelve Step Meeting—Step One  Recovery School Students  4. Schools as a Collection of Groups and Communities  Seth Harkins and Jeffrey D. Roth  5. Adolescent Substance-use Treatment: Service Delivery, Research on Effectiveness, and Emerging Treatment Alternatives  Keith C. Russell  6. Recovery Support Meetings for Youths: Considerations When Referring Young People to 12-Step and Alternative Groups  Lora L. Passetti and William L. White  Section III: WhereWe Are Now: Recovery in High Schools  7. Twelve Step Meeting—Step Two  Recovery School Students  8. Recovery High Schools: A Descriptive Study of School Programs and Students  D. Paul Moberg and Andrew J. Finch  9. Restorative Justice  Angela Wilcox  10. A Secondary School Cooperative: Recovery at Solace Academy, Chaska, Minnesota  Monique Bourgeois  11. The Insight Program: A Dream Realized  Traci G. Bowermaster  Section IV: WhereWe Are Now: Recovery in Colleges  12. Achieving Systems-Based Sustained Recovery: A Comprehensive Model for Collegiate Recovery Communities  Kitty S. Harris, Amanda K. Baker, Thomas G. Kimball, and Sterling T. Shumway  13. The Need for a Continuum of Care: The Rutgers Comprehensive Model  Lisa Laitman and Linda C. Lederman  14. An Exploratory Assessment of a College Substance Abuse Recovery Program: Augsburg College’s StepUP Program  Andria M. Botzet, Ken Winters, and Tamara Fahnhorst  15. Reflections on Chemical Dependency in a College Setting and Its Intersection with Secondary School Programs  Bruce Donovan  16. Twelve Step Meeting—Step Twelve  Recovery School Students

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Jeffrey D. Roth, M.D. is an addiction psychiatrist and group psychotherapist in private practice. He is a fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the American Group Psychotherapy Association. He has been a practicing group psychotherapist for 25 years. He has presented workshops on group psychotherapy to diverse professional audiences, including group therapists, addictions treatment professionals, psychoanalysts, employee assistance professionals, attorneys and judges. He has served as director, associate director and consultant in numerous group relations conferences sponsored by the A. K. Rice Institute.

Andrew Finch currently holds an appointment as Assistant Professor of the Practice of Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University. He is also the School Counseling Coordinator for the Human Development Counseling program. He was a co-founder of the Association of Recovery Schools and from 1997-2006 worked for Community High School, a recovery school in Nashville.