Collegiate Recovery Programs: The Integrated Behavioral Health Model

Robert D. Ashford, Austin M. Brown, Brenda Curtis

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Campus-based recovery programs have been shown to support students in recovery from substance use disorders, as well as mental health disorders. However, this support has been historically delivered in isolation. This study highlights preliminary outcomes from a novel collegiate recovery program, one that uses a model of recovery with integrated support services for students in recovery from substance use or mental health disorders, or co-occurring behavioral health disorders. Similar to traditional collegiate recovery programs, beneficial services of the integrated program were most often related to peer-based services. Outcomes were also similar, with students in recovery having higher than average Grade Point Average (M = 3.68, SD =.34) and lengths of recovery time (M = 3.69, SD = 2.87 [years]).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)274-285
Number of pages12
JournalAlcoholism Treatment Quarterly
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 3 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Addiction
  • behavioral health
  • collegiate recovery
  • higher education
  • mental health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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