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A Seamless Transition: Linking College-bound Emerging Adults with Collegiate Recovery Programs

In a 2016 survey of students involved in collegiate recovery in North Carolina, only 10% of students heard about their collegiate recovery program from a source outside the university (Dooley, 2016). As the numbers of young people seeking recovery and the availability of collegiate recovery programs increase, so does the need for primary treatment providers to become educated and actively involved in the process of linking emerging adults to collegiate recovery programs. Primary treatment providers can and should play a large part in educating emerging adults and their families in order to provide uninterrupted support, accountability, and a positive learning environment for emerging adults in recovery seeking higher education.

Written by Crowe, K., Hennen, B., and Coon, B.

 

Kelsey Crowe, LCSW, LCAS, CCS, is a therapist in the Women’s Primary Treatment Program at Pavillon.  She has worked in a variety of settings in the mental health and substance use disorder field since 2009.

Bob Hennen, MS, LPC-A, LCAS, formerly a counselor in the Emerging Adults program at Pavillon, he currently works as a therapist at Silver Ridge focusing on Mid-life Adults.

Brian Coon, MA, LCAS, CCS, MAC, serves as Director of Clinical Programs at Pavillon.  He has worked in various addiction treatment settings and services, including co-occurring psychiatric disorders, since 1988.

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