Resources for Students in Recovery from Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Where respect for Recovery Flourishes
Recovery: A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.
In January 2010, the Recovery Community Committee was assembled and charged with the following: Examine the potential for offering recovery services to further promote student health and wellness at Ohio University. The committee met through June 2010 completing a needs assessment for recovery services, an extensive review of best practices in the nation and an assessment of support services Ohio University has in place for students in recovery. Based on the findings, a multi-disciplinary approach was implemented to provide a safe and inclusive community in which students can achieve holistic personal development and wellness during their recovery.
The Ohio University Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) will apply a multi-disciplinary approach to students in recovery from drug and alcohol addictions by providing ongoing support throughout their academic career. The program will aid the student in integrating into the university community and continuing through the accomplishment of their academic pursuits with an emphasis on holistic personal development within a safe and inclusive community.
Students who want to live a sober lifestyle often have a difficult time connecting with other students. The CRC was developed to provide a safe and fun community where students can meet others and make new friends. The CRC has a designated space where students can drop in between classes, study, attend meetings, watch television or just hang out with friends.
Students in recovery choose to live sober lifestyles that challenge the perceived norms of alcohol and substance use on campus. The CRC provides opportunities for students to engage outside of the classroom, attend support meetings, focus on academic success, attend sober social activities, give back to their community and grow holistically in body, spirit and mind.
Students in recovery are not defined by their past but have the opportunity to celebrate each day of their sobriety. The CRC acknowledges that there are many roads to recovery and supports students in their personal journey to find acceptance, support, happiness, peace, success and commitment to their well-being. Connecting and engaging with others in the CRC allows students in recovery to thrive!
Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) Support Meetings
Support meetings for members of the Collegiate Recovery Community are held weekly during fall and spring semesters. Meetings involve opportunities for students to share their struggles and successes and participate in activities structured to supplement their recovery efforts.
How Can I Get Involved With the CRC?
An application is required for the Collegiate Recovery. Complete the application and email to CRC@ohio.edu or print off and return to room 321, Baker University Center. Apply Now!
On Campus Resources
If you are thinking of attending Ohio University then this is the place to start! This page hosts the application for admission as well as general information you may need to know. If you have a criminal record consisting of felonies, please see below.
If you have a criminal record and are planning to apply to Ohio University, then you must first fill out paperwork with Legal Affairs. Just call the Legal Affairs office and ask for them to mail you the packet that needs to be filled out. After you complete the packet, mail it back to the Office of Legal Affairs, and they will send you a letter in the mail when you can continue your application process.
This link will be helpful if you are looking for more information about housing on-campus or if you need to submit paperwork to waive living on campus. There is also information on off-campus living.
The Office of Financial Aid is a great resource for assistance with the FAFSA forms as well as information on scholarships available on campus. This is also a useful resource to get more information on how convictions for drug-related crimes affect your financial aid (this includes possession, intent to distribute, paraphernalia, etc.).
Hudson Health Center houses the Counseling and Psychological Services on campus which could be a useful resource for students wishing to continue counseling care while in school. They offer individual as well as group counseling sessions with appointments and walk-in hours available.
Looking to make the most of your college experience? Then get involved with the campus community! The CIC offers numerous ways to get involved on campus and also houses Health Promotion where you can find more information on the work going on to create a Collegiate Recovery Community on Ohio University's campus!
This is a website listing local AA meetings in the Athens, Ohio and surrounding areas. Children of Chaos, a young folk's meeting of AA, are held on campus during the academic year.
This links to a pdf with a listing of local meetings and contact information.
HRS is a local community resource for Southeastern Ohio providing numerous services. HRS offers both outpatient and residential treatment options for consumers. All outpatient sites offer alcohol, drug and mental health services, individual and group counseling, case management and gambling screenings. Effective, research-based prevention programs are provided to the public as well.
For more information about the Collegiate Recovery Community:
Visit: Baker University Center, 321