Collegiate Recovery – from the Dawn Farm Education Series

Collegiate Recovery Programs: Supporting Second Chances

GOAL: To provide an overview of the need, purpose, history and present development of collegiate recovery programs locally and nationally.

OBJECTIVES: Participants will:

  1. Get an overview of the challenges and obstacles students in recovery face on college campuses
  2. Learn about the theory and research that are at the foundation of the development of Collegiate Recovery Programs
  3. Learn about the development of Collegiate Recovery Programs at both the local and national level

Handouts and Related Reading

Collegiate Recovery Programs presentation

U-M Collegiate Recovery Plan

Substance Abuse Recovery in College” ; Community Supported Abstinence Series: Advancing Responsible Adolescent Development; Editors: H. Harrington Cleveland, Kitty S. Harris. Richard P. Wiebe; Springer Science and Business Media. 1st Edition., 2010


This audio is from the 2013/2014


This is the presentation from the 2013/2014 education series

Collegiate Recovery Programs: Supporting Second Chances – February 2014 from Dawn Farm on Vimeo.

About the Presenters

Mary Jo Desprez
Mary Jo DezprezDirector, Wolverine Wellness, University Health Service, University of Michigan
University Health Service
University of Michigan

Mary Jo Desprez is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan. She received her BA (1985) and MA (1987) from Michigan State University. She has worked in the field of college health/wellness for 20+ years.

As part of her current role as Director of Health Promotion and Community Relations she manages both the Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Program and the Collegiate Recovery Program at the University of Michigan. Mary Jo is also an adjunct instructor at Eastern Michigan University (since 1997).

Mary Jo serves as the Co-Chair for both the Ann Arbor Campus and Community Coalition (A2C3), and the Michigan Campus Coalition (MC3). She is a Center Associate for the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention (U.S Department of Education). In October 2010, she became a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). In May 2003 she was certified by the State of Michigan, Department of Community Health, as an HIV test counselor. In May 2002 Mary Jo successfully completed the curriculum for Critical Incident Stress Management certification.


Matt Statman
Matt_smallProgram Manager, Collegiate Recovery Program, University of Michigan

Matt manages the Collegiate Recovery Program at U-M. Prior to joining U-M, Matt worked at Dawn Farm from 2004 to 2012. He started as a House Manager and Resident Aid and later spent several years working as a Detox Counselor and Team Leader. He has also worked both as an Outpatient Therapist and an Administrator and Therapist in Dawn Farm’s Correctional Programs.

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