Midwest REgion

Kent State University

Program Details

Established: 2017
Region: Midwest
State: Ohio
Program Contact: John Schell

About the Program

Kent State University Collegiate Recovery Community was founded in the fall of 2017 and strives to transform our campus by empowering students to find recovery, achieve their potential, become community leaders, and THRIVE.  The CRC is a program of University Health Services, and the Collegiate Recovery Lounge is located in the Deweese Health Center.  Staffing includes a clinician and an outreach officer who coordinate programming part time, and is supported by clinicians within Psychological Services in the health center.  Recovery support services include a weekly student recovery support meeting, a weekly mutual aid meeting, a weekly running group, a monthly community dinner, and regular sober social activities.  Additional services offered include substance use assessment, referral, counseling, and weekly drop in consultation, as well as outreach programs and events on topics of substance use disorder and recovery.  Our CRC is small, currently supporting between 6-12 students at a time and is open to any student in recovery or exploring recovery.  We also welcome alumni and those in the application process to participate in our community meetings and events.

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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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