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.
Association of Recovery Schools (ARS)
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)
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.
Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX
For information and scholarship applications: www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/csa/apply.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.