Georgia Institute of Technology

Program Details

Established: 2014
Region: Southeast
State: Georgia
Program Contact: Steven Kontos

About the Program

Georgia Tech Collegiate Recovery Program

The Georgia Tech Collegiate Recovery Program is administered through the Counseling Center to provide a safe and welcoming community for students in recovery from substance use disorders. Designed to facilitate healthy lifestyles, positive relationships, and academic success, the Collegiate Recovery Program offers social and emotional support, recovery-focused educational seminars and connections with other campus resources. We offer personalized individual recovery consultations for program members and have established a liaison relationship with their academic advisors. There is currently one on campus weekly AA meeting. Students have the opportunity to participate in sober social events, retreats, travel to recovery conferences, weekly breakfasts and team building activities. Individual consultations, seminars, breakfasts and most other program activities take place in the Georgia Tech Counseling Center. Our program staff consists of one Licensed Psychologist and one full time Recovery Programs Assistant.

The Georgia Tech Collegiate Recovery Program is identified as a small program and is currently serving 10 students. To be eligible for participation, students must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program at Georgia Tech and have must have abstained from all drug and alcohol use for at least 90 days. Students with less than 90 days’ sobriety who are committed to recovery may be admitted on a conditional basis. Students are required to sign a Commitment Agreement, attend the weekly recovery seminar and work an active 12-step of other recovery program. The Collegiate Recovery Program encourages students to take advantage of a variety of on and off campus resources to achieve and maintain a sober and healthy lifestyle including Stamps Health Services, The Center for Academic Success, the Campus Recreation Center, and the Georgia Tech Center for Career Discovery and Development.

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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.

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