A Bridge to Recovery on Campus

New York Times-Texas Tech students play catch-up in a required one-credit course, which Kitty S. Harris, director of its Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery, describes as: “How to build relationships, how to problem solve, how to talk to the opposite sex, how do you learn to avoid drama in relationships, how do you manage money.”

IN their undergrad uniforms of fleece and sweats, a clutch of Rutgers students gathered on the worn red couches of their dorm’s common room and told their stories. A good-looking, fun-loving 23-year-old named Greg described arriving at college freshman year with a daily pot-smoking habit and a close relationship with alcohol. He soon followed the lead of his alcoholic father and was binge drinking (five drinks or more in a row). “It was pretty scary,” he said.

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Texas Tech students play catch-up in a required one-credit course, which Kitty S. Harris, director of its Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery, describes as: “How to build relationships, how to problem solve, how to talk to the opposite sex, how do you learn to avoid drama in relationships, how do you manage money.”

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