One community, one school, one student at a time.
The Arena of Possibility
There are 23.5 million teenagers and young adults addicted to alcohol and drugs in the United States. The vast majority of substance abuse disorders initiate during adolescence and young adulthood. In fact, 90% of all adults with a dependency started using under the age of 18, half under the age of 15.
We are stepping into the arena to help build pathways to recovery.
Ours is a stand against the tendency to define things by what they are not. Youth in recovery are filled with potential and possibility, and it is up to us to rise to the occasion and mobilize the capacities we have to help them live the best life they can.
This is the arena of possibility. And it exists in every community.
We invite you to join the growing number of individuals, professionals and organizations working together to build the capacities we need to save lives and change public perceptions of addiction and recovery, one community, one school and one student at a time.
Individuals, organizations and groups that are looking
to initiate capacity building for collegiate recovery
efforts are encouraged to apply for early stage
funding made available through The Stacie
On every college campus, there is a certain type of capacity for helping students in recovery to thrive. These capacities reflect the diverse ways that college-specific assets combine to create practices and coalitions that best support their students. Our intention is to inspire you to cultivate those relationships that we have seen capable of overcoming barriers to helping students in recovery live their best lives.
Community Asset Map
Research undertaken by The Stacie Mathewson Foundation aims to identify community assets that can help college students in recovery to thrive in the fullness of the college experience. Community mapping is the dynamic discipline of creating an inventory of individual, organizational and physical assets that shape the practices of each campus-specific collegiate recovery effort. Your contributions can help us rapidly find, copy and emulate those capacity-types that are emerging to support students in recovery.
Capacity Building for Collegiate Recovery
The capacity-building approach being promoted for early stage collegiate recovery efforts can be best expressed through a conceptual framework of keystone activities. These reflect a progression that students in recovery, and the advocates that support them, can go through to initiate and undertake capacity building on any college campus.
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We invite you to join our growing network of individuals, professionals and organizations as we work together to create viable solutions and leading edge programs that save lives and change public perceptions of addiction and recovery, one community, one school and one student at a time.
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Reno, NV 89513
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