Date Approved


Embargo Period


Document Type


Degree Name

M.A. Higher Education


Educational Services and Leadership


College of Education


Stephanie Lezotte, Ph.D.

Committee Member 1

Andrew Tinnin, Ed.D.

Committee Member 2

Tyrone McCombs, Ph.D.


Campus Recovery Resources, Recovery, Substance Use, Substance Use Disorder


College students--Substance abuse; College students--Services for


Higher Education


This study explored the views and utilization of campus recovery resources along with substance use behavior of college students on a campus in the Northeastern United States. The sample consisted of 189 participants between the ages of 18-25 years that were enrolled full time in an undergraduate program when the study was conducted. Participants were surveyed online about substance use habits, mental health symptoms and their own views on campus recovery resources. Previous literature suggested that risky substance use behavior or substance use disorders are prevalent at a rate of 39.6 % in college student populations, making the issue a crucial one to address (Arterberry et al., 2020). The results showed that a large number of participants see a need for campus recovery resources, with 45.5% selecting that they feel a "decent" amount of the campus community needs campus recovery resources. However, the results also showed that there is a low knowledge level of campus recovery resources with 59/40.7% of participants selecting that they did not know of any recovery resources on their campus. Additionally, results support that alcohol is the most consumed substance by students along with marijuana and tobacco products. Future recommendations for research included examining the efficacy of established campus recovery resources and evaluating the means of advertisement for campus recovery resources.