TEXAS TECH CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF ADDICTION AND RECOVERY TO RECEIVE AWARD IN HOUSTON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: February 21, 2005
CONTACT: Scott Slemmons, scott.slemmons@ttu.edu

TEXAS TECH CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF ADDICTION AND RECOVERY TO RECEIVE AWARD IN HOUSTON

LUBBOCK – Texas Tech’s Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery (CSAR) will be recognized by the Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse – Houston at its 22nd annual spring luncheon. CSAR is set to receive the 2005 Mission Accomplished Award at the Westin Galleria Hotel in Houston on April 1.

The Mission Accomplished Award recognizes institutions that have made innovative contributions to addiction and recovery issues in the state of Texas. The award is given annually by the Council on Alcohol and Drugs – Houston.

CSAR has a 19-year history of working with college students in recovery from addictive disorders. This unique program has led the country in developing specific programming to support recovering students in a university setting.

CSAR recently received a federal grant through the U.S. Department of Education to begin designing community support and relapse prevention programs for recovering students at other institutions of higher education across the country.

Texas Tech's nationally recognized program currently serves 70 recovering students from 20 different states. CSAR offers recovery and educational assistance to students in recovery from alcohol/drug addiction and to students in recovery from eating disorders.

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SOURCE: Kitty Harris, director, Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3031, or e-mail kitty.harris@ttu.edu.