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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, eTOKE for cannabis use or ECHUG or alcohol use, 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 2019-2020 Academic Year are Chris and Kelsey.

 Raider Restart Facilitators

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Get to know your facilitators

Chris Carrillo

Chris Carrillo

Chris Carrillo is a Lubbock native and Texas Tech alumni. He has a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Sports Science with a minor in nutrition. Chris has worked in the substance abuse and wellness field for six years. He believes in the importance and centrality of human relationships. Chris is currently pursuing his master's degree in Social Work through the Texas Tech University Graduate School of Social Work. In his free time, Chris can be found enjoying life with his family and friends.


Kelsey Austin

KelseyKelsey, a Georgia native, attained her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Kennesaw State University in December of 2017. She served as an undergraduate research assistant for KSU's Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery where she co-authored research on addiction recovery as well as served as a peer educator for alcohol and other drugs. She is now a master's student in the Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy program at Texas Tech University. She sees clients at the TTU Family Therapy Clinic as well as at Hospice of Lubbock. Kelsey is proud to also serve as a graduate assistant for alcohol and other drugs at the RISE office at Tech. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys sunrise walks with her three dogs, going for runs followed by yoga, and occasionally getting out of Lubbock for a nice hike.

Contact Raider Restart

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

All Raider Restart appointments are located in Drane Hall. For individual appointments, check in at 247 Drane Hall, the RISE Main Office. For group sessions, go directly to 249 Drane Hall, the conference room next to the RISE office.