Midwest REgion

Illinois State University

Program Details

Established: 2017
Region: Midwest
State: Illinois
Program Contact: Jamie Laurson
(309) 438-2564

About the Program

Illinois State University’s Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC)

Sober Redbirds is a student organization that offers peer-based support and is sponsored by the Dean of Students Office.  Sober Redbirds is for students who are in or have an interest in recovery, are substance free, or are allies of these two populations.  There is a weekly recovery group on campus, as well as lounge hours.  Many AA and other self-help groups surround campus.  Recovery coaching is available.  There are bi-weekly sober social events.  Sober Redbirds also engages in biweekly outreach events that serve to reduce stigma for substance use disorders and recovery from them.  Students can choose to live on the substance free floor in the residence halls and can self-select roommates with desirable characteristics for recovery.  Staffing consists of a part-time coordinator and a part-time graduate assistant.  The group is small in membership size.

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The Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE) is the only association exclusively representing collegiate recovery programs (CRPs) and collegiate recovery communities (CRCs), the faculty and staff who support them, and the students who represent them. ARHE provides the education, resources, and community connection needed to help change the trajectory of recovering student’s lives. We are a network of professionals, administrators, faculty, staff, students, parents and policy makers.

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A collegiate recovery program (CRP) is a College or University-provided, supportive environment within the campus culture that reinforces the decision to engage in a lifestyle of recovery from substance use. It is designed to provide an educational opportunity alongside recovery support to ensure that students do not have to sacrifice one for the other.