Collegiate Recovery Communities: What They Are and How They Support Recovery

  • Kitty S. Harris
  • Amanda Baker
  • H. Harrington Cleveland
Part of the Advancing Responsible Adolescent Development book series (ARAD)


Nearly 2 million American men and women are annually treated for substance abuse (SAMHSA, 2002). Unfortunately, as most substance abuse patients will relapse within a year or even within the first few months (Weisner, Matzger, & Kaskutas, 2002; Bond, Kaskutas, & Weisner, 2003), it is clear that treatment alone does not translate into long-term abstinence. What appears to help many but certainly not all of those wishing to remain abstinent is affiliating with mutual help support groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) (Emrick, Tonigan, Montgomery, & Little, 1993; Tonigan, Miller, & Connors, 2000; Tonigan, Tocova, & Miller, 1996).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kitty S. Harris
    • 1
  • Amanda Baker
    • 2
  • H. Harrington Cleveland
    • 2
  1. 1.Texas Tech UniversityLubbockUSA
  2. 2.The Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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