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
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.