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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 and West Virginia State University, 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


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