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ERIC Number: EJ848262
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
"It Has Made College Possible for Me": Feedback on the Impact of a University-Based Center for Students in Recovery
Bell, Nancy J.; Kanitkar, Kirti; Kerksiek, Kimberly A.; Watson, Wendy; Das, Anindita; Kostina-Ritchey, Erin; Russell, Matthew H.; Harris, Kitty
Journal of American College Health, v57 n6 p650-657 May-Jun 2009
Objective: The authors aimed to gain information on (1) the challenges for recovering students on a university campus and (2) the most helpful components of a collegiate recovery program. Participants: The 15 students in the study were all in recovery from substance abuse. They entered the university and also entered the campus recovery program either in fall 2002 or fall 2003. Methods: Semistructured interviews were conducted with students multiple times during their first academic year. Results: Participants identified several challenges on the university campus. Many believed they would have dropped out of school or relapsed without the support of the recovery program, and they described aspects of the program that were particularly important to them. Conclusions: Support from a campus recovery program is essential for many recovering students. There are a variety of recovery program components that can foster the sense of community that was so important to the students in this study. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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