Supporting Addiction Recovery at KSU

The Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery (CYAAR) supports students' overall well-being, particularly for those in or seeking recovery, through programs and services, including Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention & Education, Recovery Support Services, the Collegiate Recovery Program, and Recovery Science research.

CYAAR supports and encourages recovery and wellness by providing recovery-based programs, a peer recovery community, and education to help those impacted by addiction.

Kennesaw Campus

University Village Building 6000
Suites 6131-6140
1085 Canton Place NW
Kennesaw, GA  30144

Phone: 470-578-2538
Fax: 470-578-9203
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM
Marietta Campus

Joe Mack Wilson Student Center
860 Rossbacher Way Building A, Suite 260
Marietta, GA  30060

Phone: (470) 578-7230


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Collegiate Recovery Program

The Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) at Kennesaw State University is your dedicated resource for offering a supportive and thriving recovery community on campus. Our CRP is designed to provide a safe and inclusive space where students in recovery can find the resources, connections and guidance they need to excel academically and maintain their sobriety at KSU and beyond. Whether you're a current student in recovery or interested in learning more about our program, get more information about upcoming events and support services tailored to your unique journey.

Discover how CRP can enhance your college experience and empower you to achieve your academic and personal goals while embracing a life of recovery.

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Recovery Support for Students

The Recovery Support Services at Kennesaw State is your go-to resource for programs and services designed to support your journey to recovery and well-being. At KSU, we understand the importance of maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle while pursuing your academic goals. Here, we hope to provide you with access to a comprehensive set of resources, from counseling and peer support to educational workshops and events, all aimed at helping you thrive in your time here at Kennesaw State.

Explore these offerings and discover how our university is committed to providing you with the support you need to succeed academically and personally, while embracing a life of wellness and recovery.

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Programs and Events

Get familiar with the events and programs happening throughout the year at Kennesaw State University's Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery (CYAAR). Stay informed with the latest events, workshops and activities that CYAAR offers to support your personal, professional and academic goal towards complete wellness. Our events are thoughtfully created to provide you with opportunities for growth, connection and education.

Get involved with a variety of campus programs and join us at our upcoming events to experience the benefits of a vibrant, recovery-focused community right here at KSU.

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Alcohol and Other Drug Educational Resources

The Office of National Drug Control Policy reports that a quarter of college students face negative academic consequences due to drinking, such as missing classes, falling behind, and lower grades. Substance use on campus poses significant risks, from academics to health and safety. At Kennesaw State, our approach focuses on two key elements:

  • providing recovery-informed education to college students and
  • advocating for cultural changes in substance use norms.

We emphasize peer-to-peer educational models, effectively engaging students in reevaluating their perceptions of substance use to promote a healthier campus culture. Get more information on alcohol and drug resources available to all KSU students!

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Recovery Science Research

The Recovery Science Research Collaborative (RSRC) hosted by Kennesaw State brings together researchers and practitioners to advance the science of recovery. At RSRC, professionals, students, and stakeholders from various backgrounds collaborate to explore the theoretical foundations of recovery science, develop meaningful measures of individual and community recovery, and share their discoveries to influence recovery-related policies and practices.

Learn more about this collaborative effort that fosters a think-tank-style environment and empowers recovery researchers and practitioners to collectively propel the field forward.

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  • Blake Schneider

    Director, CYAAR & Part-Time Instructor of Communication and Health
    (470) 578-3189
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  • Jessica McDaniel

    Assistant Director CYAAR
    (470) 578-7718
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  • Lindsay Montgomery

    Program Manager, CYAAR
    (470) 578-4515
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  • Jejjrey Earle

    Clinical Recovery Specialist & Part-Time Instructor of Social Work
    (470) 578-2892
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  • Peer Recovery Mentor
    (470) 578-6591
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  • Joy Earle

    Office Manager
    (470) 578-7849
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Archived News

The Archived News of the Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery (CYAAR) offers you a valuable repository of past news articles and updates, capturing the history and milestones of our commitment at KSU in supporting young adults on their journey to recovery from addiction. Explore our archive to gain insights into our past initiatives, success stories and the transformative impact we've had on the lives of young adults at Kennesaw State and in our community.

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