Elizabeth is Proud to Support
“Raising the Awareness of Collegiate Recovery Communities”
Defined as ‘A voluntary maintained lifestyle characterized by sobriety, personal health and citizenship, (Betty Ford Institute, JSAT 2007) recovery from addiction is a lifelong process. With approximately 21% of the young adult population between 18 – 21 meeting the criteria for substance abuse disorders (SAMHSA), the collegiate community is a fertile ground for supporting students in recovery and positively impacting the stigma associated with addiction.
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.
from the ARHE site