The West Virginia Collegiate Recovery Network is an innovative partnership, offering peer recovery support services on eight higher education campuses. This project is supported by federal State Opioid Response funding, which originates from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

The Alliance’s West Virginia Collegiate Recovery Network includes the following institutions: BridgeValley Community and Technology College, Bluefield State College, Concord University, Marshall University, New River Community and Technical College, Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, West Virginia Osteopathic School of Medicine, West Virginia State University, and West Virginia Institute of Technology, working with the following behavioral health centers: FMRS Health Systems, Inc. Prestera, and Southern Highlands Community Mental Health.

This Collegiate Peer Recovery Network is a project of the Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia is a joint venture among West Virginia’s southern colleges and universities to better connect the educational resources and workforce training offered in southern West Virginia to promote the region, eliminate redundancies and share best practices, improve the quality of life for area residents, create jobs, keep West Virginia’s talent pool in the state and revitalize southern communities. Learn more about the Alliance at https://www.marshall.edu/aedswv

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The Alliance’s Southern West Virginia Collegiate Peer Recovery Network includes the following institutions and centers:


Participating Higher Education Institutions

Participating Behavioral Health Centers

WV Higher Education SUD Continuum of Care Collaborative

Purpose: The purpose of the WV Higher Education SUD Continuum of Care Collaborative is to increase communication, partnership, and collaboration to improve access to evidence-informed/based practices across the continuum of care (prevention, early intervention, treatment, recovery) services for higher education stakeholders (students, faculty, staff, administrators, government partners, legislators, policymakers).


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Project Coordinator

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Peer Recovery Support Specialist
Concord University

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Peer Recovery Support Specialist
WV School of Osteopathic Medicine

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Peer Recovery Support Specialist
Southern West Virginia Community & Technical College