Wake Forest University

Program Details

Established: 2018
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: Winston-Salem
Program Contact: Peter Rives

About the Program

Wake Forest University’s RAD (Recovery Active Deacs) Collegiate Recovery Community was founded in 2018. We are situated within the Division of Campus Life as a program of the Office of Wellbeing which supports our fundamental message that recovery is a model of wellbeing. We have a dedicated lounge space for our recovery community that is located on the lower level of the Wake Forest Center for Wellbeing. This space, which is accessible 24/7/365 to members serves as a location for meetings, social gatherings, a place to study, a place to grab a snack or cup of coffee, or a place to relax and watch TV or listen to music. The lounge also houses our resource library which includes recovery literature, meeting lists, and related resources for members. Our program is staffed by the Assistant Director of Wellbeing and a part-time Graduate Assistant. Our program is considered a small recovery program, which is representative of our small campus but is well-supported by the University. Our programming includes efforts to increase awareness about recovery in the larger campus community (especially during National Recovery Month – September), regular membership meetings, recovery anniversary celebrations, social outings, sober tailgates and more. We support our members in finding housing options that support their recovery including recovery-specific theme housing and sober halls integrated into general university housing. Anyone at any stage of exploring recovery is welcomed and encouraged to reach out to our program and attend our meetings. Full membership requires 90 days of continuous sobriety and active participation in a recovery plan. Together we offer each other support in recovery, we have fun, and we show our campus community the potential for wellbeing through sobriety. 

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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.