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Support for your recovery on campus can come in many different forms. Often students in recovery look for a community of like-minded students and other students recovering from substance use disorders.

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According to the Association of Recovery in Higher Education, a collegiate recovery program (CRP) is a supportive environment within the campus culture that reinforces the decision to disengage from addictive behavior. It is designed to provide an educational opportunity, alongside recovery support, to ensure that students do not have to sacrifice one for the other. These programs have formal staff, a dedicated space, specific programming and policies and procedures that govern the program. Some CRPs even have recovery housing available for the students. These vary from a suite of dorm rooms, to a floor of a residence hall all the way to a whole entire dorm just for students in recovery.

How to Find a Collegiate Recovery Program

Each CRP is a little bit different. Finding the best program for you will require some action. Go through the lists of programs and identify a few schools that interest you, keeping your academic goals in mind. Then make contact with their CRP to inquire about what their program consists of. Here are some questions to consider asking:

  • Is there a requirement for membership?
  • Is attendance mandatory?
  • Is there a staff and if so, what do they do?
  • Is there recovery housing?
  • Is there space on campus (i.e. lounge, center, meeting space)
  • What are the university admission requirements?
  • Is there an application for the CRP?

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.

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