White House Officials to Get Lessons from Texas Tech Experts
Officials from the Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Department of Education will attend the nation’s first conference to promote the establishment of recovery communities on college campuses.
Written by Cory Chandler
The CSAR program has been used as a model for the establishment of similar programs around the country.
White House and U.S. Department of Education representatives will join addiction researchers and recovery program administrators as Texas Tech hosts the nation’s first conference to promote the establishment of recovery communities on college campuses.
Recovery and Relapse Prevention: Best Practices for Combating Addiction and Supporting Recovery takes place April 15-17 in the Center for the Study of Addiction & Recovery (CSAR) in the College of Human Sciences Building.
Sessions will focus on sharing new recovery research findings as well as providing tips and information for starting and sustaining recovery communities similar to Texas Tech’s pioneering peer-based program.
CSAR is one of the first and largest programs of its type in the nation. Its students boast an average GPA above 3.0 and only 7 percent have suffered relapses. Based on curriculum developed using federal funding, center officials have helped replicate the program on college campuses throughout the nation.
Officials from the Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Department of Education will attend the conference along with representatives from schools interested in replicating Texas Tech’s program.
The Center for the Study of Addiction & Recovery is committed to achieving six primary goals
- Quality, long-term recovery for the student population.
- Development of resiliency in recovering students.
- Education about the disease of addiction and effective strategies for the prevention and treatment of its consequences.
- Service within the university, local, state and national communities.
- Creation of a replication model that will allow other institutions to offer similar programs to their students.
- Research that impacts the way addiction is viewed from an individual, familial and social perspective..