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- About the Collegiate Recovery Program
- Students for Recovery
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- Other campus support
- Community support for detox and treatment
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CRP provides holistic, tailored support to Michigan students who are in recovery from alcohol or other drug problems.If you are a student in recovery or are curious about recovery, give us a call.
CRP is not a clinical treatment program; rather it is a recovery support service. CRP staff do not provide clinical treatment or therapy. Students who need treatment may be referred elsewhere prior to admittance to CRP. See the list of local treatment providers below or give us a call with questions.
Our mission is to provide a supportive community where students in recovery can achieve academic success while enjoying a genuine college experience, free from alcohol and other drugs.
As a member you would get:
- Connections with other recovering students
- Involvement in fun, sober events (on and off-campus)
- Recovery support and accountability through case management, including weekly check-in, support for transitions into campus, etc.
- Opportunities to be of service
- Connections to resources for academic wellness and support
- Access to the lounge, a safe, supportive space where you can relax and recharge
- Opportunities to debunk stereotypes and myths about addiction and recovery
What members say:
I can honestly say CRP has saved my life. Before getting involved with CRP, I did not know that I could have a sober college experience. All my previous social circles revolved around using, and I did not know how to live otherwise. CRP gave me a supportive community of students just like me, which was exactly what I needed to get sober and stay sober. -M.P. 2013
With the help of the staff and groups here at Michigan such as the Collegiate Recovery Program and Students for Recovery, I have become the student I could not have been when alcohol and drugs were dominating my life. -A.B. 2013
Feeling like a part of a safe and fun community has been an invaluable aspect of CRP and SFR. Throughout my drinking, I had become very socially isolated, with seemingly few connections to the student body or general community. The idea of joining CRP and SFR was intimidating at first, both because I was scared of learning how to live a sober lifestyle and because I am, simply, shy. Surprisingly, it didn’t take long to feel comfortable in these groups. I discovered that much of the beauty of CRP and SFR lies in the cohesive desire among members to improve our lives and the community. When I first got sober, I thought that the focus would be placed on simply not drinking alcohol. While that is an obvious requirement of being and staying sober, so much more focus is placed on developing better coping skills, improving relationships, and giving back to the community. CRP and SFR create an environment that fosters these ideas in several ways, ranging from weekly check-in meetings with the program advisor, social activities like Halloween pumpkin carving and ice-skating at Yost Arena, and volunteering at various places in Southeastern Michigan. For me, becoming part of a group that encourages such positive values and helps each other achieve personal goals has been a cornerstone of my continuing recovery. -A.J. 2014
I firmly believe that without Collegiate Recovery Program and Students for Recovery groups at the University of Michigan my sobriety would have been seriously jeopardized. After coming back to school at U of M, I was faced with many old and new problems. In the forefront of these, I wondered how I could attain high grades while at the same time getting involved in a fun, supportive recovery community. I was lucky enough to be introduced to CRP and SFR among my first days back at school, and I have regularly attended and participated in their meetings since then. It has allowed me both faculty and student support, connected me with a sponsor to guide me through my recovery, and gotten me involved in fun, sober activities. A few of these activities that stand out include running a 5k in support of local drug/alcohol treatment centers, participating in a sober skating event at Yost Ice Arena, and recording music at the University’s Music School. The combination of the support and involvement of CRP and SFR have allowed me to excel in classes this past semester, get guidance on balancing recovery with the life of a student, and perhaps most importantly, to have fun in recovery. - D.B. 2014
CRP has been absolutely critical in my recovery from a substance use disorder. This group has given me accountability, support and a safe place to go during my many early sobriety meltdowns. Now, beginning my second year of recovery, CRP has expanded my life in ways I never saw coming. Because of this program, I have gained a career direction, awesome friends, a connection with my higher self and fun in sobriety! I am beyond grateful for the Collegiate Recovery Program at U of M. - M.B. 2016
CRP has fostered my college experience in more ways than I can express in this quote. Without CRP, I don’t think I’d be at the University of Michigan. - J.M. 2016
Ann Arbor is an amazing place to be in recovery. The local recovering community is abundant with young people. There are over ten 12-step meetings a day near the University of Michigan campus. Sober recreational opportunities are plentiful. If you are new to Ann Arbor, or new to recovery, CRP can help you connect with local recovery resources.
SFR is a voluntary student organization that is sponsored by UHS. Students meet regularly to socialize as well as to plan and participate in service projects in the local community. If you are in recovery, thinking about recovery, or supportive of recovery, you are welcome to attend our meetings. For more information, see our Facebook page or Contact Us.
AA meetings on or near campus: These meetings are located near central campus. They are not affiliated with U-M or the Collegiate Recovery Program.
- Monday 8:00 pm at First Baptist Church, 517 East Washington
- Tuesday 7:30 pm at 608 E. William (off Maynard)
- Monday-Friday 12:10 pm at the First Baptist Church, 517 East Washington
- Friday 9:30 am at 1st United Methodist Church, 120 S. State
- Friday 7:30 pm at St Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division
- Saturday 7:00 pm at Trotter Multicultural Center, 1443 Washtenaw
- AA: Huron Valley Area Intergroup
- Washtenaw Area NA
- Marijuana Anonymous
- Overeaters Anonymous
- Food Addicts Anonymous
Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Program: Supports students in achieving their personal and academic potential.
University Health Service: Comprehensive clinical services, mostly free for currently enrolled U-M students, plus wellness services including this program, anonymous HIV testing, free condoms, and more. Explore the UHS website through links above.
Spectrum Center: Lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer students' resource center, located in the Michigan Union.
Counseling and Psychological Services: Free, confidential services for U-M students, including individual counseling, groups, workshops, crisis consultation, plus a wellness zone, all in the Michigan Union!
Services for Students with Disabilities: Students in recovery may be eligible for accommodations. Talk to staff about your situation.
Financial Aid: Student loans may be available to help support you in recovery. Talk to the case manager (see Contact Us) for pointers.
- University Housing offers substance-free housing options.
- Dawn Farm offers transitional housing, with structured living.
U-M Addiction Treatment Services: Outpatient assessment and treatment services.
Home of New Vision Local treatment services and recovery support
Brighton Center for Recovery: "One of the oldest and most reputable addiction treatment facilities in the country."
The Collegiate Recovery Program needs and appreciates your financial support. You can Donate Online or contact us with your ideas.
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The University of Michigan is committed to supporting students who are in recovery.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Matt Statman, Program Manager at 734-763-3933.