August 23, 2011
Kitty S. Harris is in demand right now. For years, as director of the Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery, at Texas Tech University, she has run one of the first and most successful campus-based recovery programs, which help students with drug or alcohol addictions stay sober in one of the most challenging places to do so. With the growth of those programs, she and the 25-year-old center have been in the news a lot, leading to hundreds of e-mails from peers congratulating her, parents begging for Texas Tech to admit children they have in recovery, and reporters asking for interviews. Just this Sunday, Ms. Harris and the program were featured on NBC's Today show.