Characteristics of Collegiate Recovery Community Members

  • H. Harrington Cleveland
  • Amanda Baker
  • Lukas R. Dean
Part of the Advancing Responsible Adolescent Development book series (ARAD)


An increasing number of adolescents are being admitted to substance abuse treatment in the United States (SAMHSA, 2004). This increase has created a growing population of young adults in recovery, most of whom have not completed college. To help serve this population, Texas Tech University (TTU) was one of the first colleges and universities to develop a collegiate recovery community (CRC). The CRC provides students in recovery with a safe place and an abstinent-friendly social network, but its members continue to face the unique challenge of sustaining their recoveries while attending classes, living away from home, managing interpersonal relationships, and in some cases working to support themselves financially.


Community Member Eating Disorder Alcohol Dependency Substance Abuse Treatment Drug Dependency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Harrington Cleveland
    • 1
  • Amanda Baker
    • 2
  • Lukas R. Dean
    • 3
  1. 1.The Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.Texas Tech UniversityLubbockUSA
  3. 3.The William Paterson UniversityWayneUSA

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