Recovery

Facts

  • 7.6 million people ages 18-25 in the United States (2.2% of young adults) received substance abuse treatment in 2014.
  • Support for long term recovery, such as from alcohol and other drugs has a positive influence on academics for college students in recovery.

Sources: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the United States. (2015) 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/NSDUH-DetTabs2014/NSDUH-DetTabs2014.htm

Basic Information

Basic Information

Millions of young adults each year receive treatment for substance abuse problems. Many go on to lead their life in long-term recovery from addiction. Recovery opens doors to live, learn and thrive.

“Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.”
-SAMSHA, 2016

There are many paths to recovery from substance abuse disorders: in-patient and out-patient clinical treatment, medications, peer support, faith-based approaches and more. Whatever the path, recovery is a lifestyle that contributes to the overall mental, physical, spiritual and community well-being.

A life of recovery is supported through:

Health: adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle that contributes to mental and physical well-being. For those recovering from an addiction, this includes abstaining from use of the substance.

Home: having a safe and stable place to live.

Purpose: engaging in activities that lead to independence and resources needed to be a productive member of the community.

Community: developing meaningful relationships that provide support, friendship, love and hope.

(Adapted from: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2016). Recovery and Recovery Support.)

ASU Students in Recovery

If you are a student in recovery or seeking recovery from an addiction, ASU offers support for you to maintain your long-term recovery goals.

  • Recovery Rising at ASU offers:
    • A network of students that meet together in a supportive environment and enjoy building friendships. Join our Facebook Group to learn more.
    • 12-step meetings on campus.
    • Weekly information sessions on topics of interest: stress management, healthy eating, time management, study skills and more.
    • Community service opportunities.
  • ASU Housing offers students the opportunity to request a roommate who is in recovery. When you are signing up for housing ask about this option.
  • Collegiate Recovery Housing: offered nearby in Tempe. TreeHouse Learning Communityoffers a living and learning option for students in recovery.
  • ASU Counseling Services offers counseling support to ASU students whether in recovery or seeking recovery from an addiction.

Programs and Activities

Programs and Activities

Recovery Rising – a network of students that meet together for food, fun, sports and friendship.

  • Join our Facebook Group for meeting dates and times.
  • Go to local and campus-based 12-step meetings.
  • Attend weekly information sessions on topics of interest: stress management, healthy eating, time management, study skills, and more.
  • Join in on community service opportunities.