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.

PARfessionals (
This private independent vocational school provides training and certification in the field of Peer Recovery. Requirements include being 16 years or older with "working" experience as a volunteer, intern or employee dealing with special populations (such as minorities, LGBT, veterans, disabilities, prisoners, ex-offenders, rural, women, children, low-income, etc.) in a behavioral health, addiction recovery, medical, community, educational or criminal justice setting. The training is approved by many state and international credentialing boards, as listed on the site. The cost is $99 for the online 50+ hour Peer Recovery Support Specialist/Addictions Recovery Coach Course with optional offline mobile app.

Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX (
For information and scholarship applications: 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.

Updated February 20, 2018