A collegiate recovery program in Lubbock, Texas supporting and facilitating higher education for students in recovery
Recognizing that college can be a difficult place for a young adult in recovery and higher education can be essential to sustained recovery, the Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities at Texas Tech University (TTU) was launched in 1986 as one of the first collegiate recovery programs (CRP) in the United States. It has been recognized by the Office of National Drug Control and Policy as the model for collegiate recovery programming.
Four core values (Clean, Sober, & Healthy/Connected in Community/Commitment to Academics/Civility in Relationships) guide the services offered, which include:
- Weekly seminars for students in the CRP
- Weekly all-recovery meetings on campus
- Sober housing
- Academic advising and counseling, scholarships, and summer study abroad opportunities
- Sober tailgating at TTU football games
- Staff mentoring and staff/peer accountability
The Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities has developed a curriculum for replicating their collegiate recovery model which can be found here.
More information on this program and collegiate recovery in general can be found here and here and here.
Students in this collegiate recovery program have a better GPA and better graduation rates than the university average along with low relapse rates.