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Frequently Asked Questions

YPR envisions a world where all young people have the resources they need to thrive in recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol. These are some of the questions we get asked most often as we work towards this vision.

What is the mission of Young People in Recovery?

YPR’s mission is to provide the life skills and peer supports that young people need to thrive and be successful in long-term recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Do you provide treatment for drug and/or alcohol addiction?

No, we provide life skills and peer supports so people in recovery can be more successful and meet their long-term goals like graduating from college, getting a good job, and finding housing. We believe that this will help people avoid relapse and stick with their own recovery programs longer, whether that’s 12-step/abstinence-based, faith-based, medication-assisted, harm reduction, or others.

What are YPR life skills programs?

YPR life skills programs help people of all ages in treatment for drug and/or alcohol addiction and people involved with the criminal justice system such as drug courts and alternative courts. Weekly sessions include topics such as financial literacy, the brain science of addiction; and how to find resources to help you with employment, education, and housing. Our programs are designed by young people in recovery to help other people in recovery gain the tools they’ll need to be successful after treatment—and they work!

What does YPR do?

Our work falls into three major areas of focus. The first is chapters, which organize young people and others across the country. The second is life skills curriculums for individuals in or seeking recovery. The third is advocacy to increase resources and programs for people in recovery, particularly youth and young adults.

How many YPR chapters are there?

Currently, YPR operates approximately 40 chapters in 14 states but new chapters form all the time so please check our website for the most current list of chapters as well as contact information if you want to get involved!

But does it work?

Our evidence-based, life skills programs are changing lives! The EPIC program serves people of all ages in treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. The Phoenix program is designed for people of all ages with substance use disorder who are involved with the criminal justice system (drug courts, diversion courts) or other agencies that serve this population. We are proud of our outcomes proving that our participants are improving their dedication to their individualized recovery programs; are more engaged with a peer group that supports their recovery; and become better able to access resources that assist their recovery like housing, education, and employment. Click here to see our program outcomes since 2017.

YPR envisions a world where all young people have the resources they need to thrive in recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol.

YPR’s mission is to provide the life skills and peer supports to help people recover from substance use disorder and reach their full potential.

YPR’s core values are community, caring, respect, inclusion, and commitment.

 

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