2023 ARHE/ARS/AAPG Annual Conference & HECAOD National Meeting

14th Annual Collegiate Recovery Conference

22nd Annual Recovery Schools Conference

7th Annual Alternative Peer Groups Conference


Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery

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ARHE Conference

The Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE) National Collegiate Recovery Conference is designed to facilitate a greater understanding about collegiate recovery communities (CRCs) and programs (CRPs), their essential role in colleges and universities across the nation, and the students they support. It is an opportunity for experts in the field of education and addiction recovery to share a body of knowledge across the continuum of care with a focus on recovery support systems in higher education. The conference facilitates the sharing of national standards, developments in the field, ethics in collegiate recovery, and sustainability within higher education.

Further, the conference represents an opportunity for staff, faculty, students, and community members to connect with one another and gain knowledge pertinent to establishing, maintaining, and sustaining strong recovery supports for students in a higher education setting. Participants will be afforded many educational and training opportunities relevant to collegiate recovery, including continuing education credits.

ARS Conference

The Association of Recovery Schools is a registered 501(c)3, nonprofit organization comprised of recovery high schools as well as associate members and individuals who support the integral growth of the recovery high school movement.

Connected through principles, disciplines and tools that set the gold standard for educating and supporting students in recovery, we collaborate with a broad and diverse global network to advocate for a continuum of support and a readiness for student transition in and out of Recovery High Schools. We provide deep expertise, resources and data-driven best practices to Recovery High Schools through training, consulting and accreditation services, while serving as advocates for the educational inclusion of youth recovery.

For the past 20+ years, ARS has hosted an annual conference that provides attendees with an exciting opportunity to connect, receive continuing education credits and learn about adolescent treatment and recovery support services.

AAPG Conference

The Association of Alternative Peer Groups (AAPG) was created to assist in the creation, development, maintenance and regulation of Alternative Peer Groups (APGs). The AAPG Conference is an informative series of workshops for all who are interested in the components necessary to start an Alternative Peer Group. Beginning in 2018, AAPG combined its conference with ARHE and ARS in order to continue with the collaborative efforts of all three groups.

HECAOD Conference

The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery’s (HECAOD) National Meeting brings together professionals working in the field of collegiate prevention, early intervention, and recovery for learning and dialogue on current evidence-informed practice. Hosted annually at The Ohio State University since 2015, the National Meeting is an opportunity for collegiate professionals working across the continuum to grow their existing knowledge base and skill set and connect with peers to enhance their network, in an effort to better serve college students.


Conference Theme: “Diverse Pathways: Honoring Individual Recovery and Building Inclusive Communities”

*Presenters are responsible for their registration unless told otherwise in writing.*

For any questions about the 2023 ARHE/ARS/AAPG Annual Conference Call for Proposals, please email the Conference Committee at conference@collegiaterecovery.org and we will respond as soon as we can.

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 P.M. ET on Friday, January 27, 2023. The review committee will review submissions throughout the first three weeks of February. You will be notified of a decision regarding any proposals the week of February 20th.


Thank you for your interest in sponsoring our 2023 Annual conference!  If you have any questions or would like to sign up as a sponsor of the ARHE/ARS/AAPG Annual Conference, please contact Kristina Canfield at kristina.canfield@collegiaterecovery.org.

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Member pricing is offered to anyone who is a member of ARHE, ARS, or AAPG

Non-member pricing is for those who are not members of ARHE, ARS, or AAPG

To take advantage of conference pricing discounts and more, become a member of ARHE today by clicking HERE



Early Bird

Ends 3/17


3/18 – 5/26

Last Minute Tickets

5/27 – 6/24


Virtual Ticket ONLY
ARHE/ARS/AAPG Member – Full Conference $325 $425 $525 $220
Student – Full Conference $150 $175 $200 $55
Non-Member – Full Conference $475 $575 $675 $385
Member Organization (up to 8 people) N/A N/A N/A $1200
Non-Member Organization (up to 8 people) N/A N/A N/A $1550

*In your registration package you’ll receive Breakfast and Lunch, Monday – Wednesday.

**One-day tickets will only be available onsite during the conference. Pricing and information for one-day tickets will be available closer to the conference time.

***There will be a hybrid attendance option created by the Higher Ed Center as a unique online experience for those who cannot attend in person. This year, we will be utilizing PheedLoop as the online conference platform.

Billing and Cancellation Policy

All billing and payment questions should be directed to Louise Irizarry at recovery@collegiaterecovery.org 

Please note that we will fully refund your ticket upon request until Friday, April 28, 2023, less a $50 administrative fee. Refund requests received between April 29, 2023 – May 26, 2023 will be refunded at 50%, less a $50 administrative fee. Refunds may not be granted after May 26, 2023. Virtual tickets are non-refundable.

Cancellation requests or refund requests must be submitted in writing to Louise Irizarry at recovery@collegiaterecovery.org

Tickets may be transferred to another individual. All transfer requests should be sent to Louise Irizarry at recovery@collegiaterecovery.org

Conference Accommodations

The Blackwell Inn Hotel

ARHE/ARS/AAPG/HECAOD have confirmed a room block at The Blackwell Inn, the preferred hotel for the conference June 21-28, 2023!  To coordinate your reservation, please utilize the booking link: ARHE/ARS/AAPG Conference or you may phone 866-247-4003 and ask for the  room block ARHE/ARS/AAPG Conference utilizing group booking code: ARHEJUNE23.    

The Blackwell Inn, located on the campus of The Ohio State University and is your upscale choice when staying in Columbus. The discounted group rate is $165.00, plus tax and parking, per evening for a room with either a King bed or Two Queen beds. Reservation requests must be made no later than Monday, May 22, 2023 to receive this rate. If you are requesting a reservation after this date, please contact the hotel directly for availability; toll free 866-247-4003.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center, The Ohio State University and Columbus, Ohio!

On-campus Housing

Book a room at the OSU on-campus Residence! All linens are included EXCEPT for pillows.

A single room is $85/night. A double room is $55/night/person.

Other Hotels

Check back in the new year for additional room blocks nearby!

Recognition of California’s AB 1887 Travel Prohibition

For the first time since 2018, we are hosting a conference in a state that is included on the “States Subject to AB 1887’s Travel Prohibition” in the State of California… Read more here.


For the last several years, ARHE has worked to make the annual conference more accessible. This has included offering a limited number of scholarships or discounts in order to attend the conference.

Though we invite anyone with a need to apply for a scholarship, it is important to note that priority will be given to staff and students at state-funded California institutions. Our goal is to work to cover as much of their travel and registration as possible. 

Applications for the conference scholarship are due by April 14, 2023. We will be reviewing them on a rolling basis, so you may receive a response prior to that deadline. Applications submitted after April 14th will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and subject to remaining funds. 

Questions can be addressed to Kristina Canfield at kristina.canfield@collegiaterecovery.org or to the conference committee at conference@collegiaterecovery.org.

Awards Nominations

Award recipients for the annual Collegiate Recovery Awards will be announced in April and will be celebrated at an event during the conference. Whether you are attending the conference or not, we invite you to nominate an individual or organization who is deserving of one of our prestigious awards.

Nominations are due by 11:59 PM ET on Friday, March 3rd.

For more information on ARHE Awards, or to view previous recipients, see the ARHE Awards Page!

Conference Schedule

Preliminary conference schedule coming soon!

ARHE Ethics & Integrity Statement:

The Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE) values the relationships with the Sponsors, Exhibitors, Donors, and Members that have been built over the years which work to support our mission. We appreciate their valuable contributions to the field of collegiate recovery.  It is that relationship which allows us to offer high quality, value-driven conferences, and services throughout the year.


All staff, board members, interns, fellows, as well as affiliates of ARHE act with honesty, integrity, and fairness in their dealings as representatives of the organization. The organization promotes a working environment that values honesty, fairness, and integrity. 

ARHE promotes the highest ethical and legal standards of professional conduct through comprehensive conferences, events, and services. Our organization is knowledgeable of and complies with all laws and regulations. 

ARHE regularly reviews programs and services offered and has mechanisms to incorporate lessons learned into future programs. We are responsive to changes in collegiate recovery and the work to be responsive to the needs of our membership. We value community feedback from our membership and those passionate about collegiate recovery and can be reached through our website.

This ethics statement is to show not only what ARHE stands for as an organization, but what values we hope and expect to be upheld by those who we support and support us. This document, the Ethics and Accountability Code, will continue to be reviewed and revised, as necessary by ARHE’s Board of Directors. 

Equity & Inclusion Statement
The Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE) recognizes the importance of having the values of equity, inclusion, and social justice to our membership and those we do business with. We believe that these values require continued efforts to ensure that members from all identities, backgrounds, abilities, and belief systems have access, voice, acknowledgment, and opportunities to participate at all levels within the organization.
By appreciating the importance of inclusion, we acknowledge that the organizational body and individual talents, skills, and perspectives of members, donors, and affiliates foster a culture of collaborative practice, creativity, and mutual respect. ARHE seeks to empower and engage professionals and students in ways that productively contribute to accomplishing the goals of our membership, regardless of background.
Additionally, ARHE strives to ensure that our membership, leadership, scholarship, and programming are reflective of these values. Through our standards of professional practice, we hold our members and those we affiliate with accountable to these principles in our work on behalf of the organization and collegiate recovery field.




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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.