Midwest REgion

Illinois State University

Program Details

Established: 2017
Region: Midwest
State: Illinois
Program Contact: Jamie Laurson
(309) 438-2564

About the Program

Recovery for Redbirds is a sponsored student organization that offers peer-based support. Recovery for Redbirds is for students who are in or have an interest in recovery from substance use disorders and/or behavioral addictions, as well as allies. This group is available for students from local colleges/universities, as well as young adults in the community. There is a weekly all-recovery group on campus, as well as an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. Many AA and other self-help groups also surround campus. Recovery coaching is available. There are bi-weekly sober social events. Staffing consists of a part-time coordinator and a part-time graduate assistant. The group is small in membership size.

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The Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE) is the only association exclusively representing collegiate recovery programs (CRPs) and collegiate recovery communities (CRCs), the faculty and staff who support them, and the students who represent them. ARHE provides the education, resources, and community connection needed to help change the trajectory of recovering student’s lives. We are a network of professionals, administrators, faculty, staff, students, parents and policy makers.

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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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