Collegiate Recovery Programs: Supporting Second Chances

Collegiate Recovery Programs: Supporting Second Chances

(presentation date February 25, 2014)

The transition to a college environment can pose significant risk to recovering students and students at risk for alcohol/other drug problems. Many colleges and universities, including the University of Michigan, have developed programs to help recovering students maintain their recovery, excel academically and have a normative college experience apart from the culture of alcohol and other drug use. Research demonstrates exceptionally high rates of academic success and sustained recovery among students who participate in Collegiate Recovery Programs. This program will present an overview of the needs and culture driving the development of Collegiate Recovery Programs, describe national and local efforts to build recovery support programs on college campuses, provide examples of Collegiate Recovery Programs and explain ways in which Collegiate Recovery Programs provide support to students

Goal:

To provide an overview of the need, purpose, history and development of Collegiate Recovery Programs locally and nationally.

Objectives:

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the theory and research that are at the foundation of the development of Collegiate Recovery Programs
  2. State three or more examples of the challenges and obstacles students in recovery from alcohol/other drug addiction face on college campuses
  3. Describe three or more examples of ways in which Collegiate Recovery Programs support students

About the presenters:

This course material was developed and is presented by Mary Jo Desprez, MA; and Matthew Statman, LMSW, CAADC.

MaryJo-small_0_0Mary Jo Desprez is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan. She received her BA (1985) and MA (1987) from Michigan State University and has worked in the field of college health and wellness for over 20 years. As part of her current role as Director of Wolverine Wellness for the University Health Service of the University of Michigan, Mary Jo manages the Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Program and oversees the Collegiate Recovery Program at the University of Michigan. Mary Jo has also been an adjunct instructor at Eastern Michigan University since 1997. Mary Jo serves as the Co-Chair for both the Ann Arbor Campus and Community Coalition (A2C3), and the Michigan Campus Coalition (MC3). She is a Center Associate for the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention (U.S Department of Education). In October 2010, she became a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). In May 2003 she was certified by the State of Michigan, Department of Community Health, as an HIV test counselor. In May 2002 Mary Jo successfully completed the curriculum for Critical Incident Stress
Management certification.

Matt_small_1Matthew Statman worked with Dawn Farm from 2004 through 2012. His initial role with Dawn Farm was as a House Manager and Resident Aid, followed by several years working as a Detox Counselor and Team Leader. He later worked as an outpatient therapist and an administrator and therapist in Dawn Farm’s Correctional Programs, and as a residential therapist at the Dawn Farm Downtown residential treatment program. Matt was the Education Series coordinator from 2007 through 2012. He is currently the Manager of the Collegiate Recovery Program at the University of Michigan. He graduated from Eastern University in 2009 with his BSW and received his MSW from the University of Michigan in 2010.

Number of CE hours offered:

1.5 CEH, approved by MCBAP and NAADAC. A passing grade of 80% on the final exam is required for CE hours to be awarded.