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Rougarous Recovery Program

The River Parishes Community College (RPCC) Collegiate Recovery Program, Rougarous’ Recovery Program (RRP), is a Student Services program that assists students in recovery from alcohol and other substance use disorders by providing ongoing support for significant lifestyle changes, a commitment to helping students in recovery obtain success at RPCC, and a community that reinforces healthy and sustainable habits of mind, body, and spirit.

Support for Addiction Recovery at River Parishes Community College

Are you or someone you know battling addiction? The RPCC Collegiate Recovery Program, Rougarous’ Recovery Program, arranges various events and provides academic, student conduct, admissions advocacy, and a supportive community.

Why Join?

For the opportuity to participate in a student lead group dedicated to supporting current students and alumni at RPCC through personal growth, service, and social activities. For more information contact Shalither S. Cushenberry at [email protected]. If interested fill out the interest form (link coming soon). 

Benefits of Joining:

  • Maintain Recovery
  • Support for Academics
  • Build Relationships
  • Enhance Wellness

Why Does RPCC Intervene?

College Drinking Is a Big Deal to US. 

While some see college drinking, even to excess, as a harmless rite of passage, it often results in adverse consequences for our students attending our college. Some consequences include 

  • Academic fallout: Missed classes, poor school performance, withdrawal from courses, and dropping out
  • Health problems: Alcohol use disorder and other alcohol-related problems, such as sleep issues and depression
  • Acute risks: Impaired driving, unsafe sexual behavior, fights, sexual assaults

Even students who don’t drink may experience secondhand effects, such as disrupted study and sleep, or being the victim of an alcohol-related assault.

College drinking is a big deal to us at RPCC. The problem is complex and challenging, but we believe at RPCC together we can reduce the likelihood of alcohol-related harm to our students. That’s why RPCC is committing to a plan using evidence-based interventions. 

Counseling Services

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Take the next step

Accomplish your educational and professional goals. Take the next step and apply to join the River Parishes Community College family.

Campus Locations

Gonzales Campus
925 W. Edenborne Parkway
Gonzales, LA. 70737

Reserve Campus
181 Regala Park Road
Reserve, LA. 70084

St. Charles Campus
13145 HWY 90
Boutte, LA. 70039

Westside Campus
25250 Tenant Road
Plaquemine, LA. 70764


River Parishes Community College is committed to collaboration, accountability, respect & inclusion,
excellence, and sustainability.

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