Largest Collegiate Recovery Census Released by Transforming Youth Recovery

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A new study released by non-profit Transforming Youth Recovery is the most thorough census of collegiate recovery to-date.

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By getting a clear idea of what is being offered at campuses, and defining and classifying these services, we can improve accessibility by students and families in need.

Transforming Youth Recovery announced the official release of 2017 Census and Definitions for Recovery Support in Higher Education, now the largest and most thorough census of collegiate recovery in the history of the field.

The study aims to define the diverse types of recovery support services and resources being offered to students at institutions of higher education and offers insight on what recovery services and resources are currently available in the U.S.

“Our goal was to substantiate the assumption that institutions of higher education are offering diverse types of recovery support services across the nation,” said Stacie Mathewson, Founder and CEO of Transforming Youth Recovery. “By getting a clear idea of what is being offered at campuses, and defining and classifying these services, we can improve accessibility by students and families in need.”

The collegiate recovery census was sent to 249 contacts; 183 responses were received. Of those, 127 responses were complete enough to include the survey analysis and 118 unique institutions of higher education provided responses, making this the largest and most thorough census of the field to date.

Based on this research, there are 239 institutions of higher education offering recovery support services and resources to students at institutions of higher education. This illustrates the profound growth in this field; in 2013, when Transforming Youth Recovery conducted its inaugural study, it found only 42 institutions offering recovery support services and resources.

To review the full report of findings and review the details regarding what these services and resources include visit: https://www.transformingyouthrecovery.org/research/

To see which institutions offer these services and resources visit: https://www.transformingyouthrecovery.org/areas-of-focus/recovery-in-higher-education/

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Transforming Youth Recovery is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit founded by Stacie Mathewson that supports educators, parents, and community members in helping students in recovery thrive in the fullness of everyday life. We work with these communities to increase recovery success for students struggling with addiction.

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