Recovery-based educational programs seek to protect the gains of people who have completed treatment by providing support for relapse prevention through peer recovery networks, parental involvement, lifestyle management, and a drug free community.
Scholarship Program for Recovering Students
Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX (www.ttu.edu)
Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery
For For information and scholarship applications: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/csa/collegiate_recovery.php
. The Center's unique "addicts to scholars" program provides financial aid and a second chance to students recovering from various addictions. Approximately 35 scholarships are available for undergraduate students of any major in the University pursuing a minor in substance abuse studies and for chemically dependent persons and co-dependents who have demonstrated commitment to recovery programs. Eligibility includes regular participation in an appropriate recovery group; at least one year of complete, continuous abstinence from alcohol and drugs; at least 3 letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant's recovery and academic potential; applicants must meet all normal admission and retention requirements of Texas Tech; and recipients of the scholarships may pursue degrees in any program in the University.
Association of Recovery Schools (ARS) (recoveryschools.org)
The Association of Recovery Schools brings together students, secondary and post-secondary schools, and helping professionals to support students in recovery from alcohol or other drug dependence. Their web site provides a list of high schools and colleges dedicated to achieving both academic and recovery goals.
The HERO House (Higher Education Recovery Option) (theherohouse.org)
Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the HERO House is a 12 step based recovery
house specifically for individuals in recovery who want to attend
college or go back to college while living in a safe and sober
environment. Residents must have at least 28 days of sobriety prior to
admission to the program and be currently or recently enrolled in a
college or university.
Offers tuition-free scholarships for their online 50 hours Peer Recovery Support/Addictions Recovery Coach training for individuals seeking a second chance from incarceration to those recovering from various addictions and/or mental illness. The training is approved by many state and international credentialing boards, as listed on the site.