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June 13th 2016:Bringing Recovery to Campus

Getting sober and navigating the world as a person in recovery is challenging at any age. Add an additional layer of difficulty by being an emerging adult—when one in six of your peers meet the criteria for a substance use disorder—and you’ve got a heavy burden to bear. This is the world many young people in recovery have to navigate when they seek a higher education in sobriety. Adults over 25 years of age also face a difficult transition if they return to school as a non-traditional, graduate, or professional student. There is a growing movement among institutions of higher education to prov

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Sierra Castedo

Sierra Castedo is the Director of The Center for Students in Recovery at The University of Texas at Austin. Sierra became involved in collegiate recovery first as a student in need, and now serves the Center that changed her life. She is the Southwest Region Representative on the board of the Association of Recovery in Higher Education, a Peer Recovery Support Specialist, a founding member of the Recovery Oriented Community Collaborative (ROCC), a founding member of Young People in Recovery – Austin, a graduate of SAMHSA’s Project LIFT, and is finishing an MA at UT Austin.
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