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Why Starting with Community College Might be Right for You

Why Starting with Community College Might be Right for You Once you’ve survived addiction and entered recovery, obtaining an education might be at the top of your goal list. Many people living in recovery obtain their GED and then get a college degree. Some even complete their master’s degrees or doctorates. Once you

Going Back to School as a Non-Traditional Student in Recovery

Going Back to School as a Non-Traditional Student in Recovery We hear the good news over and over again: Recovery means a new way of life, and often a completely new life. Challenges that used to seem insurmountable and life goals that were only a distant dream are possible in recovery in a

Continuing Treatment While You’re in College

Continuing Treatment While You’re in College The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) reports that one in four college students meet the diagnostic criteria for a substance use disorder. The pressures of studies, being away from home if you live on campus, and the heavy drinking culture associated with dorm life can

With the Right Support, Students in Recovery, Thrive on College Campuses

With the Right Support, Students in Recovery, Thrive on College Campuses For many, campus life is often synonymous with heavy partying: tailgating, frat parties, and binge drinking. Students in recovery can be turned off by this lifestyle and fear that living on campus won’t support their abstinent lifestyle. Collegiate recovery programs (CRPs) and

Should I Choose College or Vocational Training?

Should I Choose College or Vocational Training? Should I Choose College or Vocational Training? Recovery can open so many doors that once were closed to you, and it can be a bit overwhelming. When you are pursuing your education in recovery, it can be difficult to choose your school, major, and what type

Helping Your Counseling Clients Get the Education and Training They Need

Helping Your Counseling Clients Get the Education and Training They Need The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the National Institutes of Health delineates four major dimensions that support a life in recovery: health, home, purpose, and community. Mental health professionals are integral in bridging the gap for their clients

Pursuing Higher Education When You Have a Criminal Background

Pursuing Higher Education When You Have a Criminal Background If you are in recovery from a substance use disorder, the transition to college or a career path can be challenging on many levels. For individuals who have a criminal history, those obstacles are compounded. Whether your charges are relatively minor, such as possession

Your Past Does Not Define Your Future

Your Past Does Not Define Your Future Ammon Foundation Seeks to Level the Playing Field for Individuals in Recovery to Pursue Higher Education In today’s world, academic or vocational training is part and parcel of creating a secure and meaningful life. For individuals in recovery from a substance use disorder, higher education can