Collegiate Recovery Program

Dr. McElwaine

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in 2019, 840,000 full-time students attending college in the U.S. were in recovery from addiction.

However, only 100 schools have formalized recovery programs for their students.

Thanks to support from the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, Holy Family was awarded a $50,000 grant to address addiction on campus. Under the direction of Patrick McElwaine ’00, M’04, Psy.D., associate professor and director of the MS in Counseling Psychology program, the University established the Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) to create an addiction recovery program. The CRP supports students who are experiencing addiction, believe they may have an addiction, are in recovery, or have someone in their lives with an addiction.