By effectively providing education and a community of recovery support in a culture of high-risk behaviors, the Kennesaw State University Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery advocates for students seeking health and wellness from substance and co-occurring disorders while pursuing a college degree.
These organizations provide mental and/or substance use disorder education and support to youth, parents, and educators.
The mission of the Association of Recovery in Higher Education, a nonprofit organization, is to change the trajectory of recovering students' lives by connecting, developing, and sustaining collegiate recovery through collaboration, guidance and expertise. A collegiate recovery program (CRP) is a supportive environment within the campus culture that reinforces the decision to disengage from addictive behavior. It is designed to provide an educational opportunity alongside recovery support to ensure that students do not have to sacrifice one for the other.
Teen Challenge International, USA, a network of 240 centers throughout the United States, and 1,100 centers in 100 countries, provides youth, adults, and families with effective and comprehensive faith-based solutions to life-controlling alcohol and drug issues. The training principles to help students and families become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive. Teen Challenge services are offered at minimal or no cost to participants.
Healthy lifestyle education and activities for youth are presented through a program managed nationally by the families, 4-H, and Education and Extension Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The Alliance for Children and Families provides services to the nonprofit child and family sectors, and economic empowerment organizations.
America in Recovery offers a no-charge hiring website that helps employers and potential employees who are in recovery find each other.
The American Legacy Foundation works with those interested in decreasing Americans' tobacco use. Among Legacy’s top priorities are to reduce tobacco use by young people and support programs that help people quit smoking. Legacy also works to limit people’s exposure to secondhand smoke.
AnswersForTeens.com provides information for teenagers seeking help if they are living with a parent who may be misusing alcohol or drugs. It offers information, helps teenagers think through their problems with their parents, and outlines places where teenagers can go for help. It builds off of Edith Lynn Hornik-Beer’s book, "For Teenagers Living With a Parent Who Abuses Alcohol/Drugs."
The ASPIRA Association offers programs and activities dedicated to leadership development and education of Puerto Rican and other Latino youth.
The Association of Recovery in Higher Education seeks to transform the world through recovery in higher education.