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UH Program Designed To Help Students That Struggle With Addiction

The recent 9th National Collegiate Recovery Conference held at the University of Houston highlighted their program called Cougars in Recovery to combat addiction on college campuses



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Substance use and addiction on college campuses was the focus of a recent conference at the University of Houston. UH has its own program called Cougars in Recovery. Since it began five years ago, organizers say the program's helped more than 150 students.

In the audio above, program director John Shiflet talks with Houston Matters' Maggie Martin about why substance use is part of the higher education culture.