The Need to Support Students in Recovery on College Campuses

  • Daily marijuana use is at the highest level since the early 1980s for this age group, with 4.9 percent of college students and 12.8 percent of non-college peers reporting daily use
  • Binge drinking (five or more drinks in a row): 32.4 percent of college students and 28.7 percent of non-college peers in the past 2 weeks.
  • Intoxication (having been drunk): 40.8 percent of college students and 30.4 percent of non-college peers in the past month.

National Attention

How Many Universities Offer Support Currently?

Types of Supports and Best Practices

  • CRPs embrace abstinence-based recovery as the standard of the field.
  • CRPs are housed with an Institution of Higher Education conferring academic degrees.
  • CRPs are non-profit entities.
  • CRPS have paid qualified, trained, ethical and dedicated professionals who support students in recovery.
  • CRPs provide a variety of recovery support services to assist students in maintaining and protecting their recovery.
  • CRPs have within them a collegiate recovery community with students in recovery from substance use disorder/addiction as the primary focus.
  • CRPs do best with a dedicated physical space on campus for the student in recovery to gather and offer peer support to each other.

Who are These Students in Recovery?

Why Collegiate Recovery Programs?

References

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