Robert Lamb, a student in the Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management program, was featured in Temple Now for his role in the Temple Collegiate Recovery Program, a student group dedicated to fostering a community of peers in recovery and de-stigmatizing addiction.
Lamb founded the program based on his own experiences with addiction as an undergraduate student; though he benefited from drug counseling and other support systems, he lamented the lack of a peer support group. At Temple, he saw the same need:
“Lamb recognized that many of his fellow students in recovery have networks off campus that are vital to their sobriety, and he wanted that to exist on campus, too. 'How do you make Temple the spot for your recovery?'”