Monmouth University

Program Details

Established: 2013
Region: Northeast
State: New Jersey
Program Contact: Suanne Schaad, LPC, LCADC
(732) 263-5804
Website: Program Link

About the Program

Monmouth University Collegiate Recovery Community

The Monmouth University Collegiate Recovery Community was started in the Fall 2013 semester, with a luncheon, called “Sandwiches & Serenity”. The group continued to meet and eventually became a recognized Club in the Spring 2015 semester. We are located within the Division of Student Life, and more specifically within the Office of Substance Awareness in the Health Center. The Substance Awareness Coordinator is the Advisor to this group and is the contact for the Collegiate Recovery Program on campus. Two graduate assistants support this office and the Students in Recovery Club. The Students In Recovery Club has an executive board which supports this population. A dedicated space/lounge for the Students in Recovery is currently being explored on campus. In the meantime, meetings, luncheons and events are held at various locations on campus. Currently, there is no specific recovery housing option for students on campus.

We are considered a small recovery community, with up to 14 students actively participating in events, meetings, sober fun activities and community service. Alumni support in the group is also very present within this Club. Students seeking or in recovery may access free and confidential counseling at the Office of Substance Awareness. They may attend the Students in Recovery Club events, meetings, sober fun activities and community service. A speakers bureau has been established with additional student requirements, to present at local high schools and conferences on addiction and recovery as a young person in college. Activities and Programs include sober fun outings, yoga and meditation, advocacy work, 12 Step Information Sessions, and monthly luncheons. Recovery items are available to students to support them in their journey. A specific private email list has been developed for communication within the Club. Newcomers or those considering sobriety are welcome at any Students in Recovery event. There is no requirement to attend.

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