Collegiate Recovery Communities Programs: What Do We Know and What Do We Need to Know? Article

Laudet, A, Harris, K, Kimball, T et al. (2014). Collegiate Recovery Communities Programs: What Do We Know and What Do We Need to Know? . 14(1), 84-100. 10.1080/1533256X.2014.872015

cited authors

  • Laudet, A; Harris, K; Kimball, T; Winters, KC; Moberg, DP

fiu authors

abstract

  • As the broad construct of recovery increasingly guides addiction services and policy, federal agencies have called for the expansion of peer-driven recovery support services. The high prevalence of substance use and abuse in colleges and universities in the United States constitutes a significant obstacle to pursuing an education for the unknown number of youths who have attained remission from substance use dependence. Collegiate recovery programs (CRPs) are an innovative and growing model of peer-driven recovery support delivered on college campuses. Although no systematic research has examined CRPs, available site-level records suggest encouraging outcomes: low relapse rates and above-average academic achievement. The number of CRPs nationwide is growing, but there is a noticeable lack of data on the model, its students, and their outcomes. We review the literature supporting the need for the expansion of CRPs, present information on the diversity of CRP services, and outline key areas where research is needed. © 2014 Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

publication date

  • January 1, 2014

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 84

end page

  • 100

volume

  • 14

issue

  • 1