Standards and Recommendations
The evolution of the collegiate recovery movement has, over the past several years, paralleled the rapid growth of the larger recovery advocacy movement in the United States. Recovery support services have been added to the spectrum of student services on an increasing number of campuses. Now, more than ever, there are many pathways to recovery and ARHE remains open to ever-changing recovery models as more and more young people enter recovery. Services and programs on college campuses for students with current and past alcohol and other drug problems are varied and influenced by many factors including funding, campus environment and surrounding community treatment and recovery resources.
ARHE believes that there is no one-size-fits-all model for collegiate recovery – there are many ways to effectively support students in recovery. ARHE is dedicated to ensuring the integrity of its institutional members. ARHE provides clear information and offers guidelines so that students and family members can make informed decisions about the programs that best fit their needs. With that goal in mind ARHE has established seven standards for its member programs. ARHE understands meeting these standards for CRPs is a developmental process. ARHE is committed to helping developing CRPs in this process to meet these standards. We recognize that individual CRPs may offer additional services to students with behavioral/process addictions, mental health issues, and/or students who support recovery and live a recovering lifestyle.
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COLLEGIATE RECOVERY PROGRAM
A collegiate recovery program (CRP) is a College or University-provided, supportive environment within the campus culture that reinforces the decision to engage in a lifestyle of recovery from substance use. It is designed to provide an educational opportunity alongside recovery support to ensure that students do not have to sacrifice one for the other.