North Carolina has awarded over $3 million to support recovery programs for college students with substance use disorders. 

The grants were announced by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services earlier this month.

The intent is to support Collegiate Recovery Programs (CRPs), which provide services for students battling substance use disorders. CRPs also foster drug and alcohol-free environments and activities for young adults on campus and help provide peer mentorships.

According to a news release, NCDHHS has been prioritizing CRPs since 2015 and has supported programs in 13 of the state’s 17 universities in the UNC system.

The latest round of federal funding will benefit nine schools around the state, including new programs at High Point and Elon Universities. Grants will also help expand existing CRPs at UNC Greensboro and Appalachian State University.

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