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Andrew Finch

Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Human and Organizational Development
Core Faculty, Human Development Counseling

Andrew Finch’s research interests include the role of schools as continuing care for substance use disorders, counseling and human development, and the ecology of schools.

Media Mentions

Pacific Standard: Can Recovery High Schools Keep Kids Off Drugs?

  • Time Magazine: “Inside the specialized 'Recovery' High Schools designed just for teens with addiction”,January 23, 2019
  • WOSU: “Ohio's first recovery high school prepares to open In Columbus”, September 24, 2018
  • WBUR: “Funding complexities remain for Massachusetts drug recovery high schools”, April 9, 2018
  • Recovery Unscripted Podcast: “Studying recovery schools with Andrew Finch”, February 14, 2018
  • USA Today Network – Knox News: “Legislator pushes for recovery schools for kids struggling with substance abuse”, January 11, 2018
  • PBS Newshour: “At an innovative high school, students get support battling their addictions while they learn”,October 3, 2017
  • The Washington Post: “Opioid epidemic laws lead panel to revisit recovery schools”, September 21, 2017
  • The Washington Times: “With teens at risk of substance use disorder, activists see need for more recovery high schools”, September 21, 2017
  • U.S. News & World Report: “Lawmakers Fight for Recovery High Schools”, June 21, 2017
  • KNPR State of Nevada: “Will School For Addicted Students Work In CCSD?” June 16, 2017
  • A.P. News: “Overcoming Opioids: Special schools help teens stay clean”, April 25, 2017
  • The Christian Science Monitor: “Sober high: How 'recovery schools' help addicted students”, April 1, 2017
  • The Washington Post: “As opioid crisis intensifies, one Md. school system looks at a ‘recovery’ school”, March 19, 2017
  • RISE Radio: “Taking the High out of High School! A discussion about drug use, addiction, and recovery for high school students”, October 12, 2016
  • The Washington Post: “Opioid epidemic encourages states to open recovery high schools”, September 29, 2016
  • Generation Found: Documentary film, released August 30, 2016
  • The Social Work Podcast: “Recovery High Schools - Interview with Lori Holleran Steiker, Ph.D.”, August 25, 2016
  • Boston.com: ‘I’d be in a worse situation—or dead—if I weren’t here.’, August 1, 2016
  • Times Union: “N.Y., Cuomo consider addiction recovery high schools”, June 7, 2016
  • The Atlantic: “High Schools for Addicts”, May 11, 2016
  • The Huffington Post: “Recovery Schools Save Teen Addicts, So Why Aren’t They Everywhere?”, October 19, 2015
  • The Oklahoman: “Vanderbilt has embraced the college recovery movement”, May 3, 2015
  • Pacific Standard: “Can Recovery High Schools Keep Kids Off Drugs?” May 26, 2014
  • The Fix: “Most Sober High Schools Are Very Successful. So Why Are They Facing the Ax?” September 5, 2013
  • Minneapolis Star-Tribune: “Minnesota's sober high schools are faltering”, May 28, 2013
  • NBC Nightly News: “Students fight addiction at 'Recovery High'”, July 5, 2012