About the Program
The Ohio University Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) was established in the Fall of 2011. The CRP is part of the Health Promotion department of the Campus Involvement Center. We offer a dedicated space for meetings, student and staff space. One full-time administrator and one graduate assistant are charged with overseeing the program as well as conducting preventative programming for tobacco and other drugs. The university provides substance-free housing as an option for students living in residence halls. In 2014 the CRP officially adopted the name R.I.S.E. to better communicate its mission. R.I.S.E. stands for Recovery to Inspire, Share, and Empower. The size of R.I.S.E. is considered small, 1-14 members. There are no sobriety requirements for membership as it is open to all students in recovery, those seeking recovery, and those who have been affected by the addiction of a loved one. The program supports students with all types of addictive behaviors and is not limited to alcohol and drug abuse. Confidentiality is an expectation of all members. Support meetings, including R.I.S.E, AA and SMART Recovery meetings, are held weekly. Students also meet regularly on an individual basis with the program administrator or graduate assistant to design and/or review their recovery protection plans. Additional individual support is provided by the university’s Counseling and Psychological services department. In 2012, and extension of R.I.S.E. was established to meet the needs of students who were not in recovery but were looking for sober events to meet and connect with other students seeking the same. From this need, “Sober Bobcats” was implemented. The group works to provide sober programming on campus and often collaborates with R.I.S.E. members for events. Programming includes sober tailgating, movie nights, socials, etc. Sober Bobcats is considered a large organization by ARHE with over 300 members, providing
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COLLEGIATE RECOVERY PROGRAM
A Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) is a college or university-provided program that includes a supportive environment within the campus culture. CRPs reinforce the decision to engage in a lifestyle of recovery from addiction/substance use disorder. It is designed to provide an educational opportunity alongside recovery supports to ensure that students do not have to sacrifice one for the other.