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WashU Recovery Group

Founded in Spring 2018, 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?

o Judgement-free environment
o Supportive staff and group members
o Optional weekly on-campus meetings (Not 12-step)
o Access to a private space dedicated to the group 24/7
o Fun, substance-free social activities
o Resources on and off campus

Why is a recovery group important to the WashU Community?

o WashU is home to students in recovery from substance use.
o Approximately 315,000 college students across the nation are seeking help for substance dependency.
o 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.
o WashU is not alone; more than 150 universities in the U.S. have established programs.
o Students active in CRCs have higher grade point averages, rates of retention and graduation.
o 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 Hoylman