College Recovery Programs


The college environment—where drinking and drug use might be perceived as defining the social setting—can pose significant challenges for students in recovery from addiction.

Collegiate recovery programs (CRPs) help students pursue their education and sustain their recovery simultaneously—a benefit to students, universities, parents, and society.

The Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE) is the only association exclusively representing collegiate recovery programs (CRPs) and communities (CRCs), the faculty and staff who support them, and the students who represent them.

The focus of AHRE is to serve as a national support for propagating the vision of collegiate recovery programs. ARHE offers time-tested, research and experience-based modeling for fostering those in recovery who seek to excel in higher education. ARHE is the central authority on the modeling and tailoring of CRP’s to best integrate them into the institution, and ultimately to best serve students in recovery.

Our Concern for Students:

We have 20 million students in college today and the national substance abuse disorder (SUD) rate per ARHE is over 20% which means there are 4 million students who suffer from substance abuse.

Our solution:

Let’s commit to expand the number of CRPs which was 155 at the end of 2021 as there are over 5,000 colleges in the US.

Funding CRPs/ CRCs should be the biggest goal of all college administrators, alumni, boosters, and parents due to higher mental health illness and substance us disorder rates, and the deadly consequences of drugs laced with fentanyl.

Stats about College Drinking

Harmful and underage college drinking are significant public health problems, and they exact an enormous toll on the lives of students on campuses across the United States.

According to a national survey, almost 53 percent of full-time college students ages 18 to 22 drank alcohol in the past month and about 33 percent engaged in binge drinking during that same time frame.1 For the purposes of this survey, binge drinking was defined as consuming 5 drinks or more on one occasion for males and 4 drinks or more for females.

SOURCE: National Institute on Alcohol and Alcoholism (NIH)

An Overview of FSU’s Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP)