West Virginia State University to Launch Collegiate Recovery Program

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(304) 766-4109
July 12, 2018
West Virginia State University to Launch Collegiate Recovery Program
INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia State University (WVSU) has been awarded a $19,995 grant from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) to implement a Collegiate Recovery Program on campus. 

Collegiate Recovery Programs are supportive environments within the campus culture that reinforce the decision to engage in a lifestyle of recovery from substance use. Housed within the Office of Counseling and Accessibility Services this program will offer comprehensive support services for recovering students. 

“Participants will have the opportunity to connect with other recovering students, attend recovery support meetings, engage in community services, utilize the recovery lounge, connect to resources for academic and wellness support, and participate in alcohol and drug free social events and activities,” said Kellie Toledo, director of Counseling and Accessibility Services.

Data collected from collegiate recovery programs nationwide show that students in the programs have nearly a 90 percent graduation rate. Furthermore, the relapse rate each semester is low, at approximately 4 percent to 8 percent.

The new program will be in place for the start of the fall 2018 semester.

For more information, contact Kellie Toledo, director of Counseling and Accessibility Services at (304) 766-3262 or toledoke@wvstateu.edu.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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