COLLEGE RECOVERY PROGRAMS
A Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) is a college or university-provided program that includes a supportive environment within the campus culture. CRPs reinforce the decision to engage in a lifestyle of recovery from addiction/substance use disorder. It is designed to provide an educational opportunity alongside recovery supports to ensure that students do not have to sacrifice one for the other.
There are 20 millions students in college and over 5,300 secondary schools .
24% of Students
meet the medical definition of substance abuse.
*per the latest CASA study
of secondary schools in the U.S.
don't have recovery programs.
CHARITY IN ACTION
Christine Ortoll Charity partnered with Florida State University to build one of the most successful College Recovery Programs in the country.
Florida State University’s – College Recovery Program (CRP), called LIFT
The mission of LIFT is to support students interested in recovery from addiction and substance misuse thrive during their college experience. Students learn beneficial coping skills in an accountable recovery community where they can develop friendships with like-minded peers
For an overview: https://chaw.fsu.edu/services/lift
See what we
accomplished at FSU
Let’s commit to expand the number of CRPs at all universities in the nation! Funding CRPs should be the biggest goal of all higher education due to fourfold increase in mental illness, rising substance misuse and the deadly consequences of drugs laced with fentanyl.
Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE)
ARHE is the only association exclusively representing collegiate recovery programs (CRPs) and communities (CRCs), the faculty and staff who support them, and the students who represent them.
CRPs help students pursue their education and sustain their recovery simultaneously—a benefit to students, universities, parents, and society.
For a CRP overview.
An overview of CRP Best Practices Guide.