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Collegiate Recovery Programs: Supporting Second Chances

Event Dates
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium

Ypsilanti, MI

This event will be led by Mary Jo Desprez, MA, Director, Wolverine Wellness, University Health Service, University of Michigan; and Matthew Statman, LMSW, CAADC, University of Michigan Collegiate Recovery Program Manager.

The transition to a college environment can pose significant risk to a recovering student and to students at risk for alcohol/other drug problems. Many colleges and universities, including the University of Michigan, have developed programs to help recovering students maintain their recovery, excel academically and have a normative college experience apart from the culture of alcohol and other drug use.

This presentation will provide an overview of the national and local efforts to build recovery support programs on college campuses, discuss support that is provided to recovering students by collegiate recovery programs, and provide information about what parents and students can look for as they explore their options for pursuing a degree of higher education.

Date Created: February 3, 2021