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Advanced Recovery Systems and DrugRehab.com Launch New Initiative to Help People in Recovery Reach Educational Goals
ORLANDO, Fla. Sept. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS ), a leader in behavioral healthcare management, and DrugRehab.com have launched an initiative to support and educate people of all ages in recovery about how to achieve their educational goals. As part of the initiative, ARS is guiding people in recovery at its centers about how to find and access recovery resources at colleges and in communities, and building awareness through a new resource on DrugRehab.com – A Guide for Students in Recovery: Thriving in College.
ARS has also partnered with the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) to support people of all ages in recovery, from the admissions process through campus life, and ultimately graduation, while ensuring an advanced approach to care.
According to a 2014 report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), substance abuse is common among college students: More than one-third of full-time college students aged 18 to 22 engaged in binge drinking in the past month, and about 20 percent used an illicit drug in the past month. Research shows that, on an average day, more than 2,000 full-time college students drank alcohol for the first time, and more than 1,000 used an illicit drug for the first time. For some people, these new temptations can be the influences that drive an otherwise healthy person toward a hazardous habit – an addiction.
While a growing collegiate recovery movement is supporting students in colleges across the country, campus recovery resources are still relatively limited, and students in recovery may face challenges that make it difficult for them to thrive.