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Volume 5, Issue 3: Collegiate Recovery Programs
In this Issue...

> Introduction to This Issue of The Bridge
> Starting a Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP)
> Recruiting Students and Expectations for Behavior

> Raising Campus Awareness
> Recovery Supports
> CRP Students and Co-occurring Disorders, Sustaining a CRP, Organizational Home for a CRP

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> Introduction to This Issue of The Bridge:
Collegiate Recovery Programs

By Paul Roman, PhD
University of Georgia
Editor, The Bridge

The Bridge in its most recent issues has focused on aspects of The Recovery Movement and issues of recovery in general. This issue is about Collegiate Recovery Programs (CRPs), a lesser-known set of activities more or less connected to the recovery movement.

We're grateful to the following leaders of Collegiate Recovery Programs for the views and information they share in this issue:

Samantha Randall, Assistant Director, Collegiate Recovery Center, University of Colorado, Boulder

Jason Whitney, Instructor in Education and Program Coordinator, Collegiate Recovery Community, Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Lisa Laitman, MSEd, LCADC, Director, Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ,

Amy Boyd Austin, MSS, Director of the Catamount Recovery Program, University of Vermont, Burlington



>Starting a Collegiate Recovery Program

Representatives from collegiate recovery program describe key components of starting a CRP. Read More...


> Recruiting Students and Expectations for Behavior

Collegiate Recovery Programs accept students with all types of addictions and students who have been invovled with the criminal justice system. Read More...


> Raising Campus Awareness about a CRP

PENN State: "We publish a lot of announcements in email newsletters and we’ve gotten a fair amount of press. We’ve run ads in the paper for periods of time. We speak at fraternity and sororities, to classes, to the Resident Advisors during their training, and at the dozens of classes of the Youth Offender Program (YOP) offered by the county." Read More...


>Collegiate Recovery Programs and Recovery Supports

University of Vermont: "The CRP provides the structure, opportunity and money; the community provides the motivation, peer support and connection." Read More...


> CRP Students and Co-occurring Disorders, Sustaining a CRP, Organizational Home for a CRP

University of Colorado: "Some students are more comfortable finding support through an individual clinical provider and are not ready or interested in being part of a peer recovery community, in part due to continued perceived stigma..." Read More...


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The Bridge is a semi-annual e-pub that links science and service by providing information and tools on technology transfer and implementation science strategies.



ATTC Resources on Recovery:

Recovery & Recovery Oriented Systems of Care

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Related Posts from the ATTC Messenger:

Addressing the Prescription Opioid and Heroin Crisis, September 2015

Tribute to the Recovery Movement, September 2014

Recovery and the National Drug Control Strategy, September 2013


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