About Our Program

Integrity, Respect, Excellence, Collaboration

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Our Mission

To support and encourage young adult recovery and wellness by providing recovery-based programs and engaging in collaborative research and education at Kennesaw State University and the local, state, and national community. The Center for Young Adult Addiction Recovery strives to improve knowledge and understanding of young adult addiction through transformational addiction recovery research.

Our Vision

To be the nationally recognized leader in the development of addiction education, intervention strategies, and research in recovery science.

Who We Are

The Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery (CYAAR or the Center) provides a strong foundation and organizational base for research, education, and community development in the field of young adult addiction and recovery. It provides an interdisciplinary approach to research by collaborating with local, state and national organizations along with University faculty, staff and students to facilitate the understanding and development of recovery science. The Center conducts interdisciplinary collaborative research incorporating the student recovery experience as a means to identify the transformative process, which in turn will inform prevention, education, treatment and recovery itself. The resulting information will assist in improving and impacting the experience of students involved with addiction recovery at KSU and nationwide.