Kristiana Canfield

Kristina Canfield, M.Ed.

Substance Abuse Prevention & Recovery Coordinator
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Kristina attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio where she earned both her bachelor’s degree in History and a master’s degree in College Student Personnel. During her time at Ohio University, Kristina helped to establish the Collegiate Recovery Community in order to assist students in or seeking recovery from substance use disorders on that campus. After graduation, she worked in an inpatient treatment facility where she continued to gain valuable experience in the continuum of care for substance use disorders. Before coming to The University of Alabama at Birmingham, she was employed as the program coordinator for the Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She is passionate about recovery advocacy, overdose prevention, health promotion, and alcohol and drug prevention and intervention. Kristina is also a person in long-term recovery, and celebrated 13 years substance-free in February 2018.

Benton Crane

Benton Crane

Assistant Program Coordinator
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Benton became an active member of UAB’s Collegiate Recovery Community after transferring to UAB in 2016. Two-years later, he was hired as the CRC Student-Assistant where he gained hands on experience working with students in recovery from substance use disorders and learned how to support them in their pursuit of academic and personal growth. In 2018, Benton graduated from UAB with a degree in Marketing and a concentration in Marketing Management. Since graduating, he has returned to work at the Collegiate Recovery Community as the Assistant Program Coordinator. Benton is also a person in long-term recovery, celebrating 3 years substance-free in October 2018.