Texas Tech University

The Association of Students about Service (ASAS)

In 1989, students of the Center for the Study of Addiction founded the Association of Substance Abuse Specialists (ASAS) as an official Texas Tech University Student Organization.  Over time, this arm of the organization, now named the Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities, grew to become the primary aspect of on-campus and off-campus service-related matters.

Each spring semester, since 1991, ASAS has hosted an Annual Recovery Convention for the entire Lubbock Community, providing education, outreach, and support regarding all aspects of Recovery.

In 2002, ASAS changed the organization name to the Association of Students about Service, keeping ASAS as the acronym.  The revised name reflects that participating students no longer identify as solely gathered around the mission of becoming Chemical Dependency Counselors, and that students outside the CCRC can be members of ASAS, so long as they support recovery.  Over the years, ASAS entities have nominated and won various awards recognizing students' outstanding service and leadership.

The ASAS Student Organization comprised of students in recovery and students who support recovery create opportunities to encourage:

  • Fun in recovery. 
  • Support of recovery in the homeless community.
  • Promotion of awareness and education about addiction and recovery

ASAS participates in annual campus events: 

  • National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
  • Diversity Week

ASAS promotes community-wide events:

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention “Out of the Darkness” Walk
  • National Eating Disorder Awareness Walk

For more information, contact the ASAS faculty advisor, George Comiskey by email at george.e.comiskey@ttu.edu or by phone at (806) 834-1101.

Center for Students in Addiction Recovery