Recovery Services Explained
Recovery Services provides a framework through which students fully engage in the college experience while living in recovery. It is based on fostering a community of support. It is designed for students ready for college, but desiring accountability with their recovery. Recovery Services also exists to assist students with the application process and transitioning into the Duluth/Superior recovery community.
Recovery Services is NOT treatment. Programming is focused supporting those who have admitted the powerlessness and unmanageability in their life, and are active in their recovery.
What is CLEAN Reside?
This is the sober housing facet of the program. Students in CLEAN Reside are required to be fully active members of the community, having signed a CLEAN Student Agreement and must continually meet the outlined expectations to maintain their residence in Reside.
What is CLEAN Connect?
This is a service offered to the broader Twin Ports area. Non-CLEAN students and even non-students in general are welcome to take advantage of this service which provides information on twelve-step support in the area, CLEAN programming, and other recovery-related resources at no cost. There is no membership requirement to take advantage of this great resource that initiates or maintains your connection to the area's resources.
What is CLEAN Equip?
Conventional CLEAN students are offered this leadership and personal development aspect of the program. Through working regularly with a Recovery Coach to further develop personal responsibility, ownership of recovery, relationship skills, emtional stability, and a service mentality, students will grow toward their full potential in recovery and receive the full benefits of the CLEAN experience.
What is the difference between a conventional and casual user of the services?
Conventional participants in the CLEAN Program are fully active members. They will have signed a CLEAN Student Agreement upon acceptance into the program, will attend the Community Meeting each week as well as other programming, and will follow all other expecations involving twelve-step expectations and community involvement. CLEAN Equip, the core of the program that is available only to conventional participants, is designed to provide maximum support to the student through sober housing and recovery coaching as well as participation in community and spiritual development. Students wishing to attend the various community and spiritual development programming can do so without commitment; but Recovery Coaching, attendance and participation in the Community Meeting, sober housing, and participation in certain CLEAN Programming is reserved only for conventional participants.
Will my history prevent me from being accepted into The College of St. Scholastica?
In most cases - No. Recovery Services was established to advocate for students with troubled backgrounds who are now living successfully with their addictions. Poor academic performance or criminal backgrounds should not discourage application. The Recovery Services Coordinator will facilitate placement testing and character affirmation if needed. Recovery Services looks to your future, not to your past.
What happens if I am a conventional user of the Recovery Services and I relapse?
Relapse is an unfortunate reality and will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. Consequences of relapse will be influenced by a staff and student review board called Assessment Committee. This committee will promptly meet with the student at hand, assessing and discussing the behaviors surrounding the relapse and whether or not the student is eligible for re-entry into the community after a period of time. This process will be explained in greater detail and clarity upon initial acceptance into the program.
I am already a student at St. Scholastica. How can I be involved?
If you desire to live in on-campus Sober housing under CLEAN Reside, you are welcome to attend the weekly on-campus Recovery Seminar and other CLEAN Programming, as well as meet occasionally with the Recovery Coach so that he may connect you with other resources. In addition to Recovery Seminar, you may also take advantage of the ancillary support programs (e.g. 12-Step Meetings; workshops).
I am a student at an area post-secondary school. How can I be involved?
Recovery Seminar is available for credit through reciprocity with other schools. Please contact the Recovery Services coordinator to determine the appropriate course of enrollment. The supporting programs are available to the recovery community at large and can be accessed through contacting the Recovery Services coordinator. Our goal is to support a collegiate recovery network at St. Scholastica regardless of school affiliation.