The WashU Recovery Group provides a safe place for students in recovery to connect with others with similar experiences on campus.
The group provides local resources, support, meetings, and activities. The group is not a recovery program, but is a resource that students can add to their support system while attending the university.
What can I expect?
- Judgement-free environment
- Supportive staff and group members
- Optional weekly on-campus meetings (Not 12-step)
- Access to a private space dedicated to the group 24/7
- Fun, substance-free social activities
- Resources on and off campus
Why is a recovery group important to the WashU Community?
- WashU is home to students in recovery from substance use.
- Approximately 315,000 college students across the nation are seeking help for substance dependency.
- Collegiate Recovery Communities (CRCs) help fill the gap in the recovery journey by supporting students so that they can maintain their recovery while pursuing their academic goals.
- WashU is not alone; more than 150 universities in the U.S. have established programs.
- Students active in CRCs have higher grade point averages, rates of retention and graduation.
- CRCs provide a community of support in what can feel like an”abstinence-hostile” environment.
To learn more or to join the group:
Contact Amanda Harmel
Contact Amanda by email