Recovery Resources

The Association of Recovery in Higher Education knows that there are many questions about Collegiate Recovery Programs as well as questions about addiction and recovery.

We hope you find this resource page helpful. Please feel free to email us directly at or connect with our Regional Representatives  for specific questions and to locate more information.

Association of Recovery Schools:
The Association of Recovery Schools support and inspire recovery high schools for optimum performance, empowering hope and access to every student in recovery.

Faces & Voices:
Faces & Voices of Recovery is dedicated to organizing and mobilizing the over 23 million Americans in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, our families, friends and allies into recovery community organizations and networks, to promote the right and resources to recover through advocacy, education and demonstrating the power and proof of long-term recovery.

The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery (HECAOD):
The Higher Education Center is the premier alcohol and drug misuse prevention and recovery resource for colleges and universities across the nation. The mission of the center is to help college and community leaders develop, implement and evaluate programs and policies aimed at reducing drug and alcohol misuse and improve recovery services.

Recovery Answers:
The Recovery Research Institute (RRI) is a scientific enterprise that will push the agenda for addiction recovery forward by both synthesizing the current evidence base and conducting high quality, novel recovery relevant research. The goal is to disseminate the results such that they may enhance the effectiveness of addiction treatment and empower individuals, families, communities, and our broader society to address these endemic problems with greater impact and efficiency.

Texas Tech University CRC Curriculum:
The Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery has developed a curriculum that is used as a guide for individuals or organizations interested in implementing community support and relapse prevention programs that are specific to the collegiate population. This curriculum has been written to incorporate both two-year colleges and four-year universities. Additionally, the curriculum is implemented through academic programs, student services or student health services.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA):
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA):
Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 63,000 weekly meetings in 132 countries worldwide.

Cocaine Anonymous (CA):
Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction.

Marijuana Anonymous (MA):
Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction.

Al-Anon is a fellowship for friends and families of problem drinkers. Their groups offer opportunities for strength and hope.

Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Alateen groups are sponsored by Al-Anon members who help the group to stay on track.

Families Anonymous (FA):
FAMILIES ANONYMOUS is a 12 Step fellowship for the families and friends who have known a feeling of desperation concerning the destructive behavior of someone very near to them, whether caused by drugs, alcohol, or related behavioral problems. When you come into our rooms you are no longer alone, but among friends who have experienced similar problems. Any concerned person is encouraged to attend our meetings, even if there is only a suspicion of a problem.

SMART Recovery:
SMART Recovery is a 4-Point program that helps people recover from all types of addictive behaviors. It is not a 12 step program like AA or NA. It sponsors face-to-face meetings and on-line meetings around the world daily.

Overeaters Anonymous (OA):
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) offers a program of recovery from compulsive overeating, binge eating and other eating disorders using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Worldwide meetings and other tools provide a fellowship of experience, strength and hope where members respect one another’s anonymity. OA charges no dues or fees; it is self-supporting through member contributions.

Food Addicts Anonymous (FAA):
Food Addicts Anonymous is an organization that believes that Food Addiction is a biochemical disorder that occurs at a cellular level and therefore cannot be cured by willpower or by therapy alone. We feel that food addiction is not a moral or character issue. This Twelve Step program believes that food addiction can be managed by abstaining from (eliminating) addictive foods, following a program of sound nutrition (a food plan), and working the Twelve Steps of the program. After we have gone through a process of withdrawal from addictive foods many of us have experienced miraculous life-style changes.

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA):
The National Eating Disorders Association is the leading non-profit organization in the United States advocating on behalf of and supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Reaching millions every year, we campaign for prevention, improved access to quality treatment, and increased research funding to better understand and treat eating disorders. We work with partners and volunteers to develop programs and tools to help everyone who seeks assistance.

Gamblers Anonymous (GA):
Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.

Governmental Agencies:
Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP):
ONDCP advises the President on drug-control issues, coordinates drug-control activities and related funding across the Federal government, and produces the annual National Drug Control Strategy, which outlines Administration efforts to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing and trafficking, drug-related crime and violence, and drug-related health consequences.

National Institute on Drug Abuse:
NIDA’s mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components. The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention and treatment and to inform policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.

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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1541
Kennesaw, GA 30156

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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