University of South Carolina

Program Details

Established: 2013
Region: Southeast
State: South Carolina
Program Contact: Kathleen James

About the Program

Gamecock Recovery

Gamecock Recovery is a partnership between the University of South Carolina’s School of Social Work and the Substance Abuse Prevention & Education office in the department of Student Life. Our space includes a study/hangout area and access to a small kitchen. We do not currently offer dedicated housing, but will work with students to connect to the many resources available in Columbia.

The SAPE Director provides guidance for Gamecock Recovery, which employs one student assistant who works part time hours along with the opportunity for one graduate intern. We are a small but growing CRP with support for any student who is interested in learning more or growing in their recovery. We do not currently have requirements for membership, but welcome all students to participate in campus and community events, sober tailgates, travel to recovery conferences and recovery advocacy.

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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 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.