Center for Addiction and Recovery Studies

Mission

Provides researched, evidenced-based, trauma informed services in prevention, intervention and recovery support services; trains social work interns to be equipped in providing exceptional services; and adds to addiction and recovery practice knowledge through collaborative research.

Research

CARS has a full-time PhD Research Associate and facilitates faculty research not only on current programs, but for community collaborations. CARS also tracks current trends in mental health, substance use, and evidence-based interventions.
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Community Service

Providing researched, evidenced-based, trauma informed services in prevention, intervention and recovery support services through the following programs offered to the community:

Life Connections (formerly Life Maps)

Counseling Program for victims of crime and Suicide Prevention

Programs

MAVS 4 Youth

Motivating, Advocating, Valuable Strategies 4 Youth

MAVS 4 Youth

Services for Professionals

including CEU presentations, program evaluation, research projects, and collaborative programs and grants.

Service for Professionals

Student Intern Training

CARS trains future social workers to impact changes in oppressed and vulnerable populations. The intern training program develops competent social workers who provide evidenced-based services with excellence in professionalism. Through a systematic, experiential training program, CARS equips social work interns with the skills to apply theories learned in the classroom to practice in providing prevention and intervention services to diverse populations.

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