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ERIC Number: EJ1006574
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4385
Recovery High Schools: Opportunities for Support and Personal Growth for Students in Recovery
Finch, Andrew; Wegman, Holly
Prevention Researcher, v19 n5 p12-16 2012
The time right after treatment for substance abuse is a particularly vulnerable time for adolescents; a time made more difficult by the expectation that they will return to their high school. Traditional high schools are often a high-risk environment for students who are working on maintaining their sobriety. Recovery schools offer an alternative by providing students who want to continue working on their recovery to experience a school setting that is geared toward supporting their recovery goals. This article introduces recovery schools, including reviewing the need for these schools, their history, general structure, governance, and key characteristics. It concludes by exploring some of the outcomes and benefits that recovery school students are expected to experience. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A