KSU hosts 3rd National Collegiate Recovery Conference March 7-9

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KSU emerges as a leader in addiction recovery as more and more universities launch recovery…

Georgia (Feb 21, 2012)KSU emerges as a leader in addiction recovery as more and more universities launch recovery programs

KENNESAW, Ga. (Feb. 21, 2012) —The 3rd National Collegiate Recovery Conference, which will attract representatives from universities such as Texas Tech, Columbia, Penn State and the University of Michigan, will be held March 7-9 at Kennesaw State University.

Addiction professionals and administrators from 25 universities will attend as momentum builds on campuses to launch addiction recovery programs and address the needs of the young adult population at risk for addiction.


WHAT: The 3rd National Collegiate Recovery Conference, a forum that attracts representatives from college campuses across the U.S. for an annual gathering to discuss how to respond to young adult addiction and recovery. The conference is  hosted by Kennesaw State’s Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery, where students in recovery from addiction can find a community of support.


WHO: Keynote speakers and panelists include leading experts on young adult addiction and recovery, among them:

  • John F. Kelly,associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and director of Addiction Recovery Management Services
  • Dr. Michael Fishman,director of the young adults program at Talbott Recovery in Atlanta
  • Peter Gaumond, head of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy’s Recovery Branch
  • Kitty Harris, director of the Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery at Texas Tech


WHEN: Wednesday, March 7 through Friday, March 9


WHERE: Kennesaw State University, Social Sciences Building, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, GA 30144


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu