Mar 2, 2011
From staff reports
Texas Tech staffers Kitty Harris and Matthew Russell will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3, in the Baker University Center 1804 Lounge. Refreshments will be provided.
The duo will present the history and purpose of their very successful program at Texas Tech University for students in recovery from drug and alcohol addictions.
Harris is the director for the Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery.* Matthew Russell is the associate director of the same center.
Since 2009, the Ohio University Treatment and Recovery Subcommittee of the Coalition Advocating Responsible Drinking Decisions (CARDD) Committee has been working on a proposal to form a collegiate recovery community that supports students in recovery from drug and alcohol addictions.
In spring 2010, the subcommittee submitted its formal proposal to the administration and has since taken steps to begin bringing students in recovery together to begin forming a cohesive community.
The proposed OHIO model is based heavily on the Texas Tech program that is already in place and the two schools have been working together to make the program a reality in Athens.
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