MSU offers housing for students recovering from substance abuse


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

The school said its Collegiate Recovery Community is in a residence hall on the north side of campus.

A resident assistant, inter-cultural aid and peer recovery specialist also live in the hall and provide support to the students.

Officials said students must abstain from drugs and alcohol to be eligible for recovery housing. They added 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 said 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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