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Collegiate Recovery


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Collegiate Recovery Programs (CRPs) across the country provide support and resources to help students in recovery balance their sobriety and education while still having an authentic college experience.

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National Data  |  Missouri Data 

National Data

There are 138 colleges or universities in the U.S. with Collegiate Recovery Programs (CRPs). For a complete list, visit collegiaterecovery.org/crps-crcs

A study conducted in 2016 on reasons for students joining a CRP found that:

  1. The peer support network was the most frequently cited reason for joining a CRP (56%), followed by nearly one-third (31%) of students joined the CRP because it offered a safe space on campus for recovery.
  2. 71% of CRP members said the CRP was "very important" to choosing their current institution.
  3. One-third reported they would not be in college currently if not for the recovery support on campus.
  4. Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4852860


Missouri Data

There are 7 colleges or universities in Missouri with Collegiate Recovery Programs (CRPs).

The 2018 Missouri Assessment of College Health Behaviors (MACHB) indicates that statewide in the past year:

1.8% of students identify as someone that is in recovery from an alcohol or drug addiction.

Students practice the following recovery formats:

15%
18%
23%
22%
12 step program Treatment or counseling based Moderation management/Harm Reduction Other

When students were asked if their campus has a campus recovery program, organization, or center, they had the following responses:


Yes

15%


No

18%


Unsure

23%

When students were asked if they had participated in or with their campus recovery program, organization, or center, students had the following responses:


Yes

73%


No

25%


Unsure

2.5%

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MACRO

MACRO, the Missouri Alliance of Collegiate Recovery Organizations,is a statewide initiative to support addiction recovery efforts on college campuses. With support from the Missouri Department of Mental Health, MACRO provides resources, networking opportunities, and financial support for schools as they start and grow their own recovery support services.

Click here to learn more about MACRO, or click here for the MACRO brochure!