While I was using substances, there was an inability to live up to the values that I held true to myself. All the damage that I caused in my life was painful, but I believe that the inability to live up to my values was the most painful part of my drug use. I was always this loving kid with a big heart, but my hurt made me gravitate towards substances to help with that pain. When I was using substances, I acted in ways that completely went against what I valued. I believe that recovery has been this process [...]
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Alpha 180 at the Association of Recovery in Higher Education’s 9th Annual Collegiate Recovery Conferenceadmin 2018-07-17T20:03:52+00:00
Dozens of the nations’ Collegiate Recovery Programs (CRPs) and their supporters convened in Houston, Texas for the Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE) annual conference. The conference brings together thought-leaders in the collegiate recovery space to share and collaborate. The conference hosted many key professionals with career-long dedication to addiction and recovery advancement, including addictions researcher Dr. John Kelly of Harvard Medical School and Tom Hill, who formerly served as a Presidential Appointee as the Senior Advisor on Addiction and Recovery, among many others. Academics, university faculty, addiction treatment professionals, and students came together for nearly four days of [...]