The Substance Abuse & Recovery Caucus seeks to bring together a community of students who are interested in exploring the various roles of social workers in substance abuse and recovery matters as well as develop their knowledge and skills as professionals.

In fulfilling these objectives, the Caucus’ goals are to:

  1. Develop an in-depth understanding of social work practices, which are effective within the substance abuse community.
  2. Exchange existing knowledge and techniques, as well as acquire new theoretical and practical skills that will help students in their work with patients who are experiencing chemical dependency and expand their expertise on recovery processes.
  3. Actively engage in interdisciplinary cooperation with other faculty members, students, clinicians, social workers and CASAC professionals to develop a larger support network capable of expanding informational resources.
  4. Organize seminars, workshops, movie screenings, and conferences with guest speakers in order to bring awareness to a larger group of people.
  5. Create a mentoring student group, which will connect students from former chemical dependency internships to new students who are interested in internships within the substance abuse field.

For more information, please contact Angelica ac3512@columbia.edu and/or Julia jts2159@columbia.edu.