PROGRAM / collegiate recovery
The Collegiate Recovery Movement started forty years ago at Brown University. A vital idea that became a reality as treatment adjusted to meet the needs of specific age groups, Collegiate Recovery Programs, or Collegiate Recovery Communities, are now commonplace at most major schools.
Schools with collegiate recovery programs have created safe and supportive environments within campus culture that balance the pursuit of higher education with sustained remission from drug and alcohol use.
Prior to this movement, young people in recovery were regularly told to wait at least a year before attempting a return to school. Once back at school, they were often unable to access important social aspects of academic life, or were told that they were no longer safe in that world.
Returning to academia while in early recovery is now possible. Dedicated professionals, student-led support groups and sober events create a perfect blend of sustainable support.
The program at Voyage is a steadfast supporter of this movement, as reflected in creative continuing care plans. We have relationships with stakeholders and leaders in Collegiate Recovery programming throughout the country, and are fluent in their language and culture.
Perhaps most important is our belief that finding recovery from a substance use disorder should lead to professional and academic growth, not delay or interrupt it. The collegiate recovery movement is the missing piece of support that allows the growth that happens in treatment to take root and flourish.