Factors that Affect Students Enrolled in a Midsize Collegiate Recovery Program in the United States

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Over the last two decades, there has been a high prevalence of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) among college students in the United States. The purpose of this quantitative study is to examine the social and psychological factors that impact academic and recovery outcomes of students enrolled in an on-campus recovery program. The summary data were collected over 10 years by a Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP)/Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) in the southern region of the United States. Key findings of the study include that among students enrolled in a CRP/CRC: a) a significant relationship exists between relapse rates and mental health disorders; b) having an additional mental health disorder is associated with lower graduation rates; c) females students relapsed more than male students; d) female students had higher graduation rates than male students. It is recommended that higher education institutions integrate mental and behavioral health programs such as CRPs/CRCs to help increase student outcomes such as retention rates, graduation rates, and decrease depression, substance abuse use rates on campus.

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