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Higher Education Outreach

Make Caron part of your campus.

1 Your Role
I want to learn about treatment options for:

2 Basic Information
The Person is:
years old

graduated high school

3 Condition Information
Caron Treatment Centers accepts patients aged 13 years or older. For more information on services available to those 12 and under, please learn more about Caron's Student Assistance Program.
Students face a unique transition

Students attending colleges and universities face a unique transition – one in which they have new freedoms, opportunities, and challenges. For some students, these may include mental health issues, alcohol and substance abuse or dependence and addiction. Caron's Higher Education Outreach Services are designed to support them during this time of transition and give them the skills and knowledge they need to live healthy, substance-free lifestyles.

Working with Colleges & Universities

The Higher Education Outreach team works with colleges/universities to:

  • Develop a customized program specific to the needs of each campus
  • Provide specialized training for staff
  • Assess to determine high risk or if addiction exists
  • Advise on treatment options and provide bridge to treatment

Because every institution of higher education is different, we tailor programs to meet the nuanced needs of each campus. Not only that, we ensure that every program our partners implement is a success by providing ongoing support, consultation, and follow-up.

Working with Students

Drawing on decades of research and clinical experience, Caron specializes in helping emerging adults navigate the challenges of alcohol and drug dependence and abuse through individualized, evidence-based treatment, re-entry and recovery programs.Caron staff are deeply connected to the higher education community. Higher education outreach efforts are staffed by professionals engaged with colleges and universities who understand the compelling priorities for students and their parents during the various aspects of the campus experience.

Our staff works to create a seamless transition for students need to navigate a “pause” in their campus experience to take advantage of treatment options - whether back to their existing campus, finding an outpatient provider and support groups, or helping to select a campus environment that will support lifelong l earning and their personal recovery – Caron colleagues are there to assist you.

For more information on how to bring Caron Higher Education Outreach Services to your campus, please call 877-369-0112 or contact us.

Caron's continuum of care offers:

Assessment and Consultation Services
Caron offers comprehensive behavioral health assessments for students who have committed serious drug and/or alcohol violations one or multiple times. Trained Caron professionals conduct one-on-one assessments and provide recommendations accordingly. Consultation and intervention services are also available as needed.
Alcohol Intervention Program (AIP) and Drug Intervention Program (DIP)

Through this supportive, educational intervention program, Caron turns students’ drug or alcohol-related mistakes into learning opportunities. AIP and DIP are classes on high-risk drinking, the cycle of addiction, legal and professional consequences of substance abuse, and addiction as a disease model. In both courses, students are encouraged to evaluate their strategies for success and set goals for positive change. Most institutions require students to attend one AID or DIP coarse as part of the judicial sanction process.

Classroom or Large Group Presentations

Caron Higher Education Outreach staff members are available to present on a variety of drug and alcohol-related topics. Group presentations can be given in the classroom or at campus organizations, such as fraternities, sororities, athletic groups, or clubs.

Leadership / Resident Advisor Training

Caron offers training opportunities for residence life staff, peer mentors, student athletes, or other campus leaders. The training experience is customized to each campus, but may include the following topics:

  • Current drug and alcohol trends
  • High-risk drinking behavior in the college setting
  • Secondary effects of alcohol on campus and in the community
  • Comprehensive prevention strategies and environmental approaches
  • Observable behaviors of concern
  • Resources and support
Faculty and Staff Services

Caron can provide the following services to faculty and staff members:

  • Faculty in-services
  • Residence life training
  • Curriculum infusion support
  • Consultation on drug and alcohol policy development
  • Prevention strategies and consultation
Services for Parents and Other Concerned Individuals

Caron can offer a wide range of services to parents of students in higher education. Parent orientation, health fairs, and parent weekends are great opportunities to provide needed information to parents related to communication around drug and alcohol issues, myths and facts, consequences of high risk use, supportive answers to difficult questions, and resources if a concern arises.