Texas Tech University

Raider Restart

Raider Restart

What is it?

Raider Restart is a program designed to provide individualized education for students about substance use and the impacts of alcohol and other drugs on one's health, wellness, and academic success. This program aims at helping students make safer, healthier choices and avoid the negative consequences substance use can bring.

How does it work?

Raider Restart consists of two one-on-one discussions with trained facilitators who work to guide a healthy, judgement-free conversation around one's own substance use. To create an opportunity for a more personalized conversation, participants will complete Echeckup to go during their first meeting. There are also Raider Restart group sessions for both alcohol and cannabis use. Raider Restart is free for students who are considered a self-referral, meaning they schedule an appointment without being mandated to complete the program by the Office of Student Conduct. If you are required to complete Raider Restart, group sessions cost $50 and the individual program is $150. These fees are applied to your Student Business Services account. 

How can I get started?

Any Texas Tech student can participate in the group or individual Raider Restart program. If you are interested in learning more, you can email RaiderRestart@ttu.edu for more information before you schedule your appointment.

The Raider Restart facilitators for the 2021-2022 Academic Year are Jacob and Emma.

Schedule an appointment with Jacob

Schedule an appointment with Emma

RSVP for a group alcohol session

RSVP for a group cannabis session

Get to know your facilitators

Jacob Brown

Jacob BrownJacob received his Bachelor's of Science in Agricultural & Applied Economics from Texas Tech University in 2013. Upon graduation, he continued working as a cotton producer in his hometown of Smyer, Texas. In 2018, he decided to leave farming to pursue a career in counseling. He received his MEd in Counselor Education from Texas Tech University in the Spring of 2021, and is currently pursuing his PhD in the same field. He is also an LPC-Associate in the State of Texas. Jacob began working with the RISE office as an Alcohol & Other Drug Facilitator in August of 2020. His research interests include feminist & post-modern theory, positive masculinity, alcohol and other drug use amongst college students, group work, and sexuality. Jacob grew-up in a small cotton farming community in the surrounding area and currently lives in Lubbock with his spouse. When he's off the clock he enjoys reading horror novels and playing guitar.

 Emma Woolard

Emma WoolardEmma received her B.S. in Agribusiness at Oklahoma State University in 2019. She's worked with low-income and poverty stricken people in Stillwater, Oklahoma for the last three years, which prompted her to pursue her Master's of Public Health at TTUHSC back in her hometown. In her free time, she enjoys reading, most outdoor activities, and spending time with her family and friends. She believes the holistic health of a community plays a large role in an individual's ability to lead a healthy, balanced lifestyle.


Contact Raider Restart

Email RaiderRestart@ttu.edu for more information or if you have questions.