Michigan State offers housing for substance abuse recovery

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University has joined a list of universities nationally that provide on-campus housing to students in recovery from substance abuse disorders.

The East Lansing school says its Collegiate Recovery Community is in a residence hall on the north side of campus. A resident assistant, intercultural aid and peer recovery specialist also live in the hall and provide support to the students.

Officials say students must abstain from drugs and alcohol to be eligible for recovery housing. They add the housing is important because college stresses can threaten recovery.

Features include individualized recovery planning, sober social events, community service opportunities and life skills workshops.

The university says it’s the first in Michigan to offer such housing. It follows others such as Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers.

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