In general, programmatic elements must account for a full range of recovery stages and pathways (e.g., 12-Step; Medication Assisted Recovery; Faith Based approaches, etc.). Stages range from early recovery (i.e., requiring greater levels of structure and support) to sustained recovery (i.e., allowing greater autonomy, but still able to benefit from CRP resources and supports). ARHE offers the following points in developing these programmatic elements
CRPs provide a variety of recovery support services to assist students in maintaining and protecting their recovery. Such services may include but are not limited to:
i. Seminars related to recovery or relapse prevention.
ii. Skills training (e.g., coping skills, time management, financial management).
iii. Easily accessible mutual aid meetings (on or off campus).
iv. Clinical and/or Case management for recovery support.
v. Academic support (i.e., formal or informal advising).
vi. Team and community building activities.
vii. Admission assistance/support to navigate the admissions process and entry into the institution.
viii. Financial assistance (e.g., scholarships).
ix. Recovery-based housing support.
o CRPs maintain clearly understood requirements for continued student participation (e.g., abstinence, support for fellow students, participation requirements, and drug testing when appropriate).
o CRPS include a pre-planned response for student relapse, including referral to treatment services as needed and a continuation of education as appropriate.
o CRPs recognize the prevalence of co-occurring disorders as well as behavioral addictions or problems (e.g., eating disorders, gambling, gaming, sex, self-harm). CRPs are encouraged to develop appropriate programming and referral resources for students who face these challenges.
o CRPs may offer recovery housing. Where possible, CRPs offer dedicated recovery housing on campus (different from substance free housing) or provide access to recovery-oriented housing options off-campus..
o CRPs may advertise their services across the campus (e.g., signage, web presence, and social media).
o CRPs may publicize the program to incoming students and parents (e.g., orientation/convocation for general student population and/or for incoming CRP students and their families).
o CRPs often assist non-participating students who reach out for support by facilitating referrals and offering support in the transition into recovery and where necessary, back into school.
o CRPs serve as a liaison by providing referral services to other campus resources as needed (e.g., career services, counseling services, disability services, identity-based services, academic support services, financial aid services).
o CRPs serve as liaison by providing referral services to off campus resources (e.g., individual therapy, medication management, family therapy, and recovery community organizations).