Addiction, Recovery, and Coping (ARC)

Addiction, Recovery and Coping Week
April 12-16, Main event on Wednesday (14th) at 1 p.m.

Each day this week, you'll receive an email with either a success story from a student alumni or information regarding addiction and recovery.

Wednesday, April 14 at 1 p.m., please join us for an interview with A-B Tech alumnus, Change Agent Philip Cooper.

Philip Cooper, speaker on Wednesday 4/14 at 1 pm

Philip Cooper is an accomplished reentry expert, criminal justice reform advocate, and regional change agent. He is the Director of Economic and Workforce Development at the YMI Cultural Center and the founder of Change Agent Cooper LLC, where he provides program development and supervision for Community Health Workers and Peer Support Specialists. Philip believes that those closest to the problem are the closest to the solution and this is why he is fully committed to teaching people how to leverage their lived experience to change the world. He is an MLK Service Award Recipient and Appalachian Leadership Fellow. He holds a Human Services degree and is Global Career Development Facilitator. He serves on the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and is the Vice Chair of the Just Economics of WNC Board of Directors.

You can join us via zoom. No pre-registration needed. If there are any questions or issues, please contact us at

The A-B Tech Community has also been impacted by the Opioid Epidemic. We care about the safety and health of our students. Please contact us if you or someone you know wants help.

*The video may provoke different responses depending on your experience with addiction. Please take care of yourself as needed. If you need to talk to someone, please contact Support Services at or call (828) 337-3337. If it's outside of normal business hours, please call (888) 573-1006.

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A safe place for those in recovery or have questions about recovery to come, press pause, and reset before continuing with the day.

Currently, The RESET is closed abiding by the college's social distancing procedure.

If you need assistance, please call (888) 573-1006 (24/7 Mobile Crisis Management).



During Social Distancing: Free Virtual Meetings list

Into Light Project and the Virtual Exhibit