Youth Substance Recovery

In this episode, Dr. Jessica Tyler talks with Dr. Andrew Finch, delving into the complexities of substance recovery for youth. They discuss the unique challenges young people face with substance use and highlight the shortcomings of support services during recovery. Dr. Finch sheds light on the concept of recovery high schools and advocacy efforts that have spurred their growth, offering valuable insights for counselors to enhance their support for young individuals and emerging adults navigating the path to recovery.

Youth Substance Recovery

Episode

In this episode, Dr. Jessica Tyler talks with Dr. Andrew Finch, delving into the complexities of substance recovery for youth. They discuss the unique challenges young people face with substance use and highlight the shortcomings of support services during recovery. Dr. Finch sheds light on the concept of recovery high schools and advocacy efforts that have spurred their growth, offering valuable insights for counselors to enhance their support for young individuals and emerging adults navigating the path to recovery. 

Guest

Dr. Finch is a Professor of the Practice in Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University, co-founded the Association of Recovery Schools in 2002, and has conducted research on recovery high schools. His notable works include "Starting a Recovery School" and "Approaches to Substance Abuse and Addiction in Educational Communities." Dr. Finch has been involved in supporting teenagers recovering from substance addictions at Community High School in Nashville, TN, and was instrumental in establishing Vanderbilt University's collegiate recovery program. His current project involves a history of recovery high schools, published by Oxford University Press. Dr. Finch's research focuses on schools as continuing care for substance use disorders, counseling and human development, and the school environment.

Resources

https://recoveryschools.org/

https://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/bio/?pid=andrew-finch

Transcript

https://otter.ai/u/p-fkGE0TOXSsqTmhpJsLKG45Z70?utm_source=copy_url

Citation

Tyler, J. (Producer). (2024, April 26). Youth Substance Recovery [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from https://concept.paloaltou.edu/resources/the-thoughtful-counselor-podcast/youth-substance-recovery

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