The UTSA Recovery Center, a collegiate recovery program (CRP), is part of a national effort to meet the needs of college/university students who struggle or have struggled with substance use and other addictive behaviors.
We provide our students the programming, resources, environment and support to excel in recovery, college, and well-being while developing the skills to be leaders in their community, support and serve others, and find a place on campus they can call home.
“While growing up, alcohol was normalized in my family. They always threw the greatest parties with a lot of alcohol. I didn’t have my first drink until I was 17, but I wasn’t thinking about whether there would be consequences, because I was young and reckless, and I just wanted to have fun. Continuing to college, I drank almost every single day for my depression and anxiety to go away, because when I was sober, that’s when life would hit me hard and I just didn’t want to live anymore. I went to my first AA meeting on November 8, 2019 at the Recovery Center and it was the first time I learned about how addiction is the one disease that will lead you to believe that you don’t have it. I have been in recovery since, for 1 year and 4 months and I’ve never felt more alive. Ever since I started my recovery journey and got involved with the recovery center at UTSA in 2019, I have worked to unpack unhealthy habits and build new ones while also surrounding myself with people who are just like me. The recovery center has taught me to love myself more every day and to always ask for help when needed. This is the best support system I could ever ask for. I used to be ashamed but I now I pride on my recovery journey cause I been doin it”
“I joined the UTSA recovery center in the fall of 2019 not ready to accept that I was struggling and needed help. I and am forever grateful to have found the recovery center when I did. The UTSA recovery center helped me acknowledge my struggles with alcohol abuse and gave me the resources on how to overcome them. As a 2020 alumni they have continued to support me in my recovery journey and I am thankful for the staff, students, and healthy lifestyle it has brought me.”
“The Recovery Center has impacted me tremendously. Individual sessions have helped me connect myself to my roots and find new ways to help myself as an individual. Group sessions have helped me realize that I am not alone and that there are others that I can reach out to when I need help lifting myself up. From the staff to the other students involved in the recovery center, I truly do appreciate all of the hard work, resources, and dedication everyone has to make its students feel welcome and determined to make themselves better.”