Collegiate Recovery Program

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Dr. Erin English
Counseling Center

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The Collegiate Recovery Program is offered through the Georgia Tech Counseling Center to provide a safe and welcoming community for students in recovery from substance abuse.

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The Collegiate Recovery Program is offered through the Georgia Tech Counseling Center to provide a safe and welcoming community for students in recovery from substance abuse. The program is designed to promote healthy lifestyles, positive relationships, and academic excellence while helping recovering students prevent relapse into alcohol or drug abuse. The Collegiate Recovery Program offers social and emotional support, an on campus AA meeting, recovery focused educational seminars and connections with other campus resources. A recovery-friendly support network is crucial to your potential students’ recovery. According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, almost one in four college students meets medical criteria for substance abuse disorders. Of those students who seek help, at best 50% will remain sober six months after doing so but participation in a Collegiate Recovery Program significantly reduces the likelihood of relapse.

There are many benefits for students who are participating in the Collegiate Recovery Program. Over the past year, all students involved in the Georgia Tech Collegiate Recovery Program have sustained satisfactory academic progress towards their respective degree programs. Students who are actively involved in the Georgia Tech Collegiate Recovery Program have expressed appreciation for the opportunity to build community, develop meaningful relationships and hold themselves and one another accountable for their work in recovery. A former program member who graduated in December said, "The Georgia Tech Campus Recovery Program has helped me feel that the Georgia Tech campus is truly my home. Every time I meet at the CRP the stress from my day melts away and I am surrounded by friends and staff who have become my closest confidants. Georgia Tech had always been a great experience for me, but the CRP has made it even better."

To be eligible for participation, students must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program at Georgia Tech and have abstained from drug or alcohol use for at least 90 days. Students with less than 90 days sobriety who are committed to recovery may be admitted on a conditional basis. Students are required to attend the weekly Recovery Seminar in the Georgia Tech Counseling Center, actively participate in a 12-step or other recovery program and demonstrate a commitment to academic progress or success. To join the program students must meet with the Recovery Program Coordinator Dr. Erin English and fill out the online application at http://www.counseling.gatech.edu/content/466/collegiate-recovery-program

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  • Created By: Sara Warner
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  • Created On: Mar 4, 2016 - 3:32am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 11:20pm