In community with students recovering from addictive disorders and their allies, the Collegiate Recovery Community at UAB promotes and advances personal, academic, and professional achievement in pursuit of long-term recovery, health and wellbeing, and productive engagement in society.
College students who have embraced long-term recovery from alcohol and drugs need support from each other and from their university communities to excel academically while staying healthy.
There are currently 135 collegiate recovery programs in the country supporting these students.
UAB now joins the collegiate recovery family, with a program that will offer students in long-term recovery:
- Safe space for peer-to-peer support and accountability
- Social support and mentoring
- Guidance towards academic self-efficacy
- Service and leadership opportunities
The Collegiate Recovery Community has just been awarded the UAB Division of Student Affairs 2016 Award for Program of the Year. We would like to thank all those partners and colleagues who nominated and supported our nomination—it truly means a lot to us and to our young program! It is very affirming to receive this award from our home institution: it means not only that the work of the individual professionals and departments involved in this multidisciplinary effort (and there are many!) is recognized as valuable, but that the program’s mission is recognized as important and worthy of support. Ultimately we hope the students in the CRC will view this award as a small token of the division’s support and investment in their success and wellbeing.