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 students the programming, resources, environment and support to excel in recovery, college, and wellbeing while developing the skills to be leaders in their community, support and serve others, and find a place on campus they can call home.
- Opened up the new Recovery Center Lounge in the John Peace Library
- Since April 2021, nine Recovery Center students graduated from UTSA with either a Bachelor’s or Master's degree.
- Implemented a quick and easy Opioid Overdose Prevention and Narcan Use training
- Helped refer students to sober living, substance use treatment, and eating disorder treatment
- Created 3 new support groups to meet the needs of students struggling with marijuana use, eating disorders, or sexual addictions
Goals and Plans:
- Take a group of students to the Association of Recovery in Higher Education National Conference in June 2022.
- Host a recovery weekend retreat in the fall of 2022
- Create a program of recovery that draws to UTSA incoming students who have 6 months+ of sobriety and who are active in their recovery community and can benefit from financial aid, leadership development, and recovery support
- Provide training to students in recovery to become Recovery Peer Support Specialists and/or Recovery Peer Advocates that can support other students struggling with substance use or provide mentorship to those new to recovery. This training will provide a job marketable certification.
If you are interested in donating to other wellbeing initiatives for students, consider donating to Wellbeing/Mental Health, Student Emergency Fund, or the Roadrunner Pantry and Whataburger Resource Room.