Education

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) (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.

PARfessionals (thesjmgroup.com)
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 (depts.ttu.edu)
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.

Updated February 20, 2018