Ohio University

Collegiate Recovery Community (R.I.S.E.)

Recovery to Inspire, Share and Empower (R.I.S.E) is OHIO’s collegiate recovery community. It provides support and resources to students in recovery, students seeking recovery from alcohol and drug misuse or other addictive disorders, as well as students impacted by the addiction of a loved one or friend. 

The collegiate recovery community was created to provide a safe and fun community where students can meet others and make new friends. R.I.S.E. has a designated space where students can drop in between classes, study, attend meetings and engage in meaningful fellowship. R.I.S.E. creates an exciting sober environment for students to connect, engage and thrive. 


RISE support meetings are being held virtually via Teams until further notice. The meetings are open and the links to join the meetings can be made available to you by contacting Ann Addington, addingto@ohio.edu.

Fall 2020 RISE Meetings

Meetings during the academic year are held each Friday from 3 pm – 4 pm. Additional weekly meetings are scheduled at the beginning of each semester to accommodate conflicting school and work schedules. The additional weekly meeting dates and times for Fall semester will be posted here at a later date.

Individual meetings with a RISE staff member can be scheduled anytime by contacting Ann Addington, addingto@ohio.edu.

Wind Down Wednesdays

Wind Down Wednesdays

Please join Jess (RYT-200), Graduate Assistant at OU’s Collegiate Recovery Community and Counseling and Psychological Services, for a relaxing evening class incorporating gentle movement, yoga and meditation. Jess will lead participants through an hour-long restorative movement and meditation practice preparing the body for relaxation and sleep. Jess will integrate her yoga and somatic experiencing trainings to craft an 8 series class to activate our “rest and digest” nervous system response, settling us into our bodies and supporting our transition into sleep.  

Class will take place Wednesday evenings from 8-9pm. The dates are as follows: 10/8, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25, and 12/2. Please e-mail Jess at jm334308@ohio.edu to get access to this class. Class is free and open to anyone (affiliated or not affiliated with OU). Please reach out via e-mail with any questions!"

Wind Down Wednesday flyer

RISE Lounge

The RISE lounge is virtual this fall. The lounge is open every Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Feel free to drop in at any time during these hours. The lounge is open to students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Enter the lounge by joining the link below. 

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Ohio University Recovery Allies

Are you not in recovery but want to support those who are?  If so, Ohio University Recovery Allies, may be for you. As a recovery ally you will learn about recovery inclusive language, educate other OHIO students about recovery and addictive behaviors, support and advocate for people who are in recovery, while making our campus a safer and more inclusive space! If you are interested in becoming a Recovery Ally and joining Ohio University Recovery Allies, contact Ann Addington, addingto@ohio.edu.

Recovery Resources

Virtual AA meetings: https://www.onlinegroupaa.org/

Virtual NA meetings: https://virtual-na.org/

Virtual SMART Recovery: https://www.smartrecovery.org/smart-recovery-toolbox/smart-recovery-online/

CPS Recovery Resources page: Recovery Resources

Connect with CRC on Social Media

Twitter: @OU_CRC

Facebook: @OUCRC

Instagram: @OU_CRC