Washingtonain Recovery community
Washington & Lee University has a relatively new collegiate recovery program, the Washingtonian Recovery Community, which was started in Sept. of 2014. The program is coordinated by a psychiatrist in University Counseling. There is program space available for both meetings and lounge space for students in recovery. The program is small, ranging from 4-10 students involved at any one time on our campus of approximately 2400 students. There are no recovery housing options on campus except for sober residence halls. The recovery group meets once a week for a peer support group, generally sharing a meal. There are sober social activities intended to support students in recovery and other students who do not wish to participate in the dominant Greek drinking-parties. The only requirement for membership in our CRC is a recognition that alcohol or substance use has been problematic, and a wish to make change. Newcomers can participate in all elements of the CRC.