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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.

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THE PROBLEM

There are 20 million plus students in college spread over 5,000 campuses.
meet the medical definition of substance abuse.
 

24%

 

Of Students

 
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95%

of U.S. higher education

 
does not have recovery programs.
 
 
Christine Ortoll Charity partnered with Florida State University to build one of the most successful College Recovery Programs in the country.
 
 

CHARITY IN ACTION

 
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Florida State University’s – College Recovery Program (CRP), is called LIFT

Living Intentionally, Finding Togetherness.

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

In our first year, LIFT engaged with over 1,000 students. Research shows students that participate in college recovery are more apt to have higher graduation rates, higher GPAs, are less likely to relapse and have a greater likelihood of continuing to thrive in society.

For an overview: https://chaw.fsu.edu/services/lift

SEE WHAT WE ACCOMPLISHED

AT FSU

 

THE SOLUTION

 

Let's commit to building CRPs at all universities in the nation!

Funding CRPs should be the biggest goal of all higher education due to a fourfold increase in mental illness, rising substance misuse and the deadly consequences of drugs laced with fentanyl.

Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE)

 

The focus of ARHE is to serve as a national  resource for propagating and supporting the vision of collegiate recovery programs. 

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Provides development assistance to students and staff seeking to advance campus harm reduction and recovery support.

SAFE Campuses

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"It only takes
one Alum to
bring recovery

to their alma mater."

CRPs help students pursue their education and sustain their recovery simultaneously—a benefit to students, universities, families and society.

 

See a CRP overview

RESOURCES:

An overview of CRP Best Practices Guide.

 
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