Students in recovery to find help at U of S Carolina in fall
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When students return to the University of South Carolina this fall, they’ll find the school has added a full-time staff member who coordinates support programs for recovering addicts.
The State newspaper in Columbia reports the school has hired Larkin Cummings, who previously worked at the University of Texas-Austin in that university’s recovery program.
A survey conducted in the fall of 2016 found 4 percent of the student body could use help recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction. That’s about 1,350 students at one time.
USC spokesman Jeff Stensland said in an email that students in recovery told school administrators that such a position is needed.
About 200 colleges and universities have a recovery program for students.
Information from: The State, http://www.thestate.com