Posted: Oct 18, 2012 at 2:33 PM [Oct 18, 2012]
Free program on Tuesday evening October 23: "Collegiate Recovery Programs: Supporting Second Chances" -
The college environment can pose significant risk to a student recovering from alcohol/other drug addiction. Many universities – including the University of Michigan - have developed programs to help recovering students maintain their recovery, excel academically and have a normative college experience apart from the culture of alcohol and other drug use. Research demonstrates exceptionally high rates of academic success and sustained recovery among students who participate in collegiate recovery programs.
"Collegiate Recovery Programs: Supporting Second Chances” will be presented on Tuesday, October 23, 2012; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Mary Jo Desprez, MA. This presentation will provide an overview of the national and local efforts to build recovery support programs on college campuses, and provide information about what parents and students should look for as they explore their options for pursuing a degree of higher education.
Mary Jo has worked in the field of college health and wellness for over 20 years. As part of her current role as the Director of Health Promotion and Community Relations, Mary Jo manages the University of Michigan Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Program and the Collegiate Recovery Program. She is the Co-Chair for the Ann Arbor Campus and Community Coalition and the Michigan Campus Coalition, and she is a Center Associate for the U.S Department of Education’s Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention. Mary Jo was instrumental in implementing the highly successful collegiate recovery program at U of M.
This program is part of the annual Dawn Farm Education Series. All programs in the Education Series are FREE and open to anyone interested in attending – no registration is required. All programs will be presented from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium, at 5305 Elliott Drive in Ypsilanti. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information on this program and on upcoming programs, please see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series or contact Dawn Farm at 734-485-8725 or firstname.lastname@example.org.