Transforming Youth Recovery is a 501(C)3 non-profit that supports research into effective programs for youth wellness and recovery and supports communities as they implement effective youth recovery programs.
This website features videos about youth recovery from the non-profit Transforming Youth Recovery. The videos feature personal stories about youths in recovery with a focus on collegiate recovery programs. One series of videos is hosted by former Miss USA and recovery advocate Tara Conner who shares her own experience with addiction and recovery. Note: these videos discuss traumatic events individuals have experienced and may be triggering for some viewers.
This 2015 report from Transforming Youth Recovery looks at alcohol and drug prevention programs for K-12 students in the United States. The first section of the report describes the historical experience of drug prevention efforts in educational settings in the U.S.
This report from Transforming Youth Recovery reports the findings of a 2017 survey of collegiate recovery programs in the United States. Responses from 118 schools are reported with a focus on describing how the program is defined, the specific focus of the program, and additional services offered.
This 6 page document describes the 38 key assets that can be used to create a collegiate recovery program. Produced by Transforming Youth Recovery, the assets were identified through a survey of 91 collegiate recovery programs in the United States.
This report from Transforming Youth Recovery provides a roadmap for building capacity to serve students in recovery from a substance use disorder on college campuses. The report describes a continuum of 6 steps students and their supporters can take to build and support campus recovery programs.
This report from Transforming Youth Recovery (TYR) looks at recovery services at community colleges in the U.S. TYR was interested in expanding the recovery support services and resources available to community college students.
This website highlights the work of The Opioid Project in Massachusetts, which uses art and storytelling to support individuals affected by the opioid crisis.
This 4 minute video from Minnesota’s Flip the Script campaign features interviews with a physician and patient about how the decision to change the patient’s opioid prescription improved the patient’s quality of life and the provider’s relationship to his patients and his practice.
Traditional 12-step, abstinence based substance use disorder treatment programs have generally rejected the use of medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD). The Recovery Research Institute provides a plain-language summary of research that looked at whether it was possible to incorporate MAT into the treatment services offered by a leading 12-step oriented treatment facility.