University of Florida

Program Details

Established: 2013
Region: Southeast
State: Florida
Program Contact: Joan Scully, LCSW, AOD Coordinator
Website: Program Link

About the Program

The University of Florida Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) was founded in August 2013. The UF Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) includes the core members of the UF CRC. CRP members submit an application, must have at least 6 months of sobriety, take leadership roles in the planning of events and activities, and mentor other members of the CRC. Members of the UF CRP are eligible for scholarships. UF CRC is housed within the UF Counseling and Wellness Center. Events occur in a shared space in Peabody Hall, in the center of campus. This space is shared with other groups at the UF Counseling and Wellness Center and is also home to weekly AA meetings. The UF CRC does not currently have a Recovery housing option, but is looking into providing a question on the dormitory roommate-matching application that includes the option of matching based on interest in recovery. We currently have an Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Coordinator, a Substance Abuse Clinician/Case Manager and a part-time CRC Program Assistant. The program is considered small with 3-4 CRP members while the UF CRC has approximately 12-15 regular attendees. Some events are recovery night, It works (students celebrate milestones), AA meetings, and recovery support. Affiliated organizations include UF Counseling and Wellness Center, UF Dean of Students Office, Southeastern CRC Annual Summit, and ARHE. CRP members must fill out an application, have six months of sobriety, attend a weekly seminar, and actively engage in CRC events and practice a recovery program. Newcomers are welcome to attend our weekly Recovery Night events as well as our sober tailgates. New CRC members can also engage in our Florida-Georgia weekend and sober tailgate in Jacksonville for a weekend of football, fun, and friends in recovery. Our CRP members organize three weekly AA meetings. We also encourage newcomers to attend our yearly Southeastern CRC Summit.

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