Virginia Commonwealth University

Program Details

Established: Fall 2015
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: Virginia
Program Contact: Thomas Bannard

About the Program

Rams in Recovery is Virginia Commonwealth University’s Collegiate Recovery Program housed within the Wellness Resource Center, a part of student affairs. With more than 50 students actively involved, VCU is one of the larger programs on the east coast. Supports available include 15 recovery groups a week on campus(including 12 step, All Recovery, SMART Recovery & Refuge Recovery), 2 family education programs, recovery housing, recovery focused course work, recovery coaching, and a recovery clubhouse near the center of campus. Our clubhouse is open 7 days a week and always staffed by students in recovery.

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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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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1541
Kennesaw, GA 30156

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.

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