11th National Collegiate Recovery Conference

19th National Recovery Schools Conference

National Alternative Peer Groups Conference

san diego, california

June 23rd – June 27th, 2020

Call for Proposals
*Please read this page thoroughly prior to beginning the submission process!*
*Presenters are responsible for all personal expenses including registration, travel, lodging, and meals unless told otherwise in writing by the Chair of the Conference Committee.*
For any questions about the 2020 ARHE/ARS/AAPG National Conference Call for Proposals, please email the Conference Committee at [email protected] and we will respond as soon as we can.

ARHE Conference Description
The Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE) National Collegiate Recovery Conference is designed to facilitate a greater understanding about collegiate recovery communities (CRCs) and programs (CRPs), their essential role in colleges and universities across the nation, and the students they support. It is an opportunity for experts in the field of education and addiction recovery to share a body of knowledge across the continuum of care with a focus on recovery support systems in higher education. The conference facilitates the sharing of national standards, developments in the field, ethics in collegiate recovery, and sustainability within higher education.
Further, the conference represents an opportunity for staff, faculty, students, and community members to connect with one another and gain knowledge pertinent to establishing, maintaining, and sustaining strong recovery supports for students in a higher education setting. Participants will be afforded many educational and training opportunities relevant to collegiate recovery, including continuing education credits.
Additionally, in recognition of the need to support professionals working across the entire the continuum of care, this year’s conference will include sessions with a prevention focus. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the fundamentals of prevention, evidence-based strategies, and the intersection of prevention and recovery on college campuses.

ARS Conference Description
The Association of Recovery Schools is a registered 501(c)3, nonprofit organization comprised of recovery high schools as well as associate members and individuals who support the integral growth of the recovery high school movement.
Connected through principles, disciplines and tools that set the gold standard for educating and supporting students in recovery, we collaborate with a broad and diverse global network to advocate for a continuum of support and a readiness for student transition in and out of Recovery High Schools. We provide deep expertise, resources and data-driven best practices to Recovery High Schools through training, consulting and accreditation services, while serving as advocates for the educational inclusion of youth recovery.

For the past 19 years, ARS has hosted an annual conference that provides attendees with an exciting opportunity to connect, receive continuing education credits and learn about adolescent treatment and recovery support services.

AAPG Conference Description
The Association of Alternative Peer Groups (AAPG) was created to assist in the creation, development, maintenance and regulation of Alternative Peer Groups (APGs). The AAPG Conference is an informative series of workshops for all who are interested in the components necessary to start an Alternative Peer Group. Beginning in 2018, AAPG combined its conference with ARHE and ARS in order to continue with the collaborative efforts of all three groups.

Required Terminology
ARHE, ARS, and AAPG support NAADAC’s request that presenters refrain from using terminology that perpetuates the negative stigma surrounding those with substance use disorders or living in recovery.
  • Use person-first language to describe people with substance use disorders, mental health conditions, or other conditions. For example:
    • Instead of “addict,” please use “person with a substance use disorder.”
    • Instead of "alcoholic," please use "person with an alcohol use disorder."
    • Instead of "former addict," please use "person in recovery" or "person in long-term recovery"
    • Instead of "addicted to X," please use "has an X use disorder," "has a serious X use disorder," or "has a substance use disorder involving X" (if more than one substance is involved.)
    • Instead of "drug/substance abuse," please use "substance misuse or substance use disorder."
Important Submission Process Details
Click here for the submission process and information on content areas
*Presenters are responsible for all personal expenses including registration, travel, lodging, and meals unless told otherwise in writing by the Chair of the Conference Committee.*
To begin the submission process, please enter your e-mail address and click on the SUBMIT button.  You are able to start and stop your application, but please make a note of your email and registrant ID number, which will be needed to log back in.
Please be prepared with the following:
  • Information for all presenters (including title, credentials, bio, and contact information for every presenter)
  • The proposed session title
  • An abstract (a very brief description of no more than 100 words about what attendees can hope to learn about your presentation. This will be printed in the program.
  • Three learning objectives. It is strongly encouraged to use action verbs to create strong learning objectives. Bloom’s Taxonomy provides an excellent example.
  • An in-depth program description (including a brief outline of your presentation)
  • APA citations
It is recommended that you type out your submission in a separate document and then copy and paste the elements into the correct places on the form. Please do not email your document to the conference committee. All submissions must go through the online submission portal. If you have any trouble with the submission process, please feel free to reach out to Kristina Canfield at [email protected]

Lodging info: 


This year’s conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine located at 

3777 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, California 92122. Their phone number is 1-858-552-1234. 
To make your reservations, please click here If you need additional assistance, please contact Hyatt at 877-803-7534 or click   here   to find contact information by Region.  If the group rate is no longer available, prevailing rates may be offered for some or all of the dates.

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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1541
Kennesaw, GA 30156

Phone Number:

A collegiate recovery program (CRP) is a College or University-provided, supportive environment within the campus culture that reinforces the decision to engage in a lifestyle of recovery from substance use. It is designed to provide an educational opportunity alongside recovery support to ensure that students do not have to sacrifice one for the other.