In Midst of Opioid Epidemic, Collegiate Recovery Creates Hope in Philadelphia

In the midst of one of the most impactful public health crisis this country has ever seen – coined widely as the “opioid epidemic” – there are no shortage of stories highlighting the recovery efforts of those affected by substance use disorders, their allies, and the communities which they live and are served in. In…

Cheri Garcia visits the Steve Harvey Show to talk about Second Chances.

Dallas Inventor Uses Entrepreneurship to Change Lives and Fuel Second Chances

Cheri Garcia is a trailblazer, which those invested in the lives and value of human connection need to know. Over the last 5 years, Cheri has overcome stacked odds to become one of the highly successful entrepreneurs out of Dallas, Texas. From playing a vital role in Mark Cuban’s Public Relations machine (heard of Cyber…

Collegiate Recovery Saved My Life: Graduation

A little over 2 years ago, I penned a piece titled “How Collegiate Recovery Saved My Life”. Now, as I stand on the precipice of graduating, I realize how true the article really is. As a student, and person, in long-term recovery the last 3 years of my life have been immensely rewarding, challenging, scary,…

Top Down, Bottom Up: Building the Country’s First Integrated Collegiate Recovery Program

Taking a look back over the last 40 years, the landscape of the collegiate recovery field is littered with heroes and champions, the likes of which have guided minds such as myself through the process of building supports for students seeking, and in, long-term recovery. Names such as Harris, Laitman, Salmeri, Grahovac, and Kimbal echo…