When Your Family Faces Recovery
A difficult, although brave and often life-saving, realization for parents and families is knowing when your student needs recovery from a substance use disorder. Fortunately, there are resources for helping families make the right decisions when approaching recovery.
Finding a Collegiate Recovery Program
Finding the right program and school for your student will require some research. Things to consider will be what universities are the right academic fit, there location, tuition, and the CRP characteristics. Things like academic advising specific to CRPs, recovery housing, social events, dedicated staff support, and scholarships are a few examples of program elements available at CRPs. When you have decided which universities interest you and your student, there are different websites that list CRPs across the country. For a complete list of all of the CRPs that are member of The Association of Recovery in Higher Education, please visit their website. For a complete list of collegiate recovery programs and efforts, as identified by Transforming Youth Recovery, please visit their website. Contact the CRP at the school first and discuss the program and university application process.
Maintaining the lines of communication is key to helping your student stay healthy and happy. As a parent it is important to be able to talk openly with your students about alcohol and drug use.
Start a Conversation