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 2020-2021 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, and he enrolled in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling MEd program in the College of Education that fall. In addition to serving as a graduate assistant for alcohol and other drugs with the RISE office, Jacob sees individuals and couples at Family Counseling Services. When he's off the clock, he enjoys spending time with his wife (and their dog Nugget), meditation, reading horror novels, and playing board games.

 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.

All Raider Restart appointments are facilitated virtually.