The Growing Momentum of Recovery in Higher Education
Have you ever stood next to the engine of a train and felt the immense power and the heat generated by the force of its contained energy? I believe that this is the kind of energy you will discover in the community of professionals, parents, students, faculty, and individuals who support addiction recovery in higher education. The Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE) is the leading voice for the promotion of collegiate recovery in higher education. Our mission is to change the trajectory of recovering student’s lives by inspiring and supporting Collegiate Recovery Programs, their growth, sustainability and the advancement of national policy and research agendas.
As the only national association focused on representing the interests and concerns of collegiate recovery programs and communities in higher education, the professionals who staff them and the students supported by them, the ARHE has established a forum to address the growing needs of recovery in higher education.
As we address the issues of addiction and recovery in our student population we must continue to address our commitment as administrators, faculty, staff and counselors to new and innovative ways to advocate for a population at risk and often invisible. Students in recovery are the best and the brightest of a diverse population that have the ability to positively impact the college campus. By supporting these students through Collegiate Recovery Programs that speak directly to the progression, retention and graduate rates in higher education we are changing the trajectory of their lives.
We invite you to join the voices for change in higher education by joining the Association of Recovery In Higher Education today. The talent and experience you will lend to the association will strengthen the ARHE and serve to unify one voice of recovery in the collegiate environment.
Teresa Wren Johnston, MA, LPC