UAB Collegiate Recovery Community

The UAB CRC welcomes students and participants of all backgrounds and walks of life to join our inclusive and affirming community of people committed to long-term recovery, health, and wellness.

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Purpose & Mission

Our Purpose

College students who have embraced long-term recovery from alcohol, drug, and process addictions need support from each other and from their university communities to excel academically while staying healthy. In 2015, UAB joined the rich tradition of recovery communities in American institutions of higher education, which continues to enjoy remarkable growth each year.


The Collegiate Recovery Community at UAB promotes and advances students’ personal, academic and professional achievement in pursuit of long-term recovery from addictions and co-occurring mental health disorders, health and wellbeing, and productive engagement in society.

Multi-dimensional Support to Students





Health and wellness

Health and wellness







Summary of Programs

Health & Wellness

  • Recovery Conference
  • Equine-assisted wellness workshop
  • Outdoor adventure day trips
  • Climbing Wall workshop
  • Camping Trips

Sober Social Options

  • Service-based student organizations
  • Weekly Dinners
  • Sobertober Fest
  • Holiday Celebrations
  • Monthly social events

Community Involvement

  • Public film screenings
  • Recovery Walks
  • Cookouts open to community
  • Volunteering with community organizations

Academic Support

  • Open evening study hours
  • Dedicated study space

  • Program Recognition

    Program Recognition

    UAB Division of Student Affairs “Program of the Year 2016”.

    100% of respondents indicated recovery support meetings were beneficial to their personal recovery.

What Students are Saying:

  • “I was able to connect with others in a similar position.”

  • “I’m meeting new people in every meeting!”

  • “Great to hear from fellow peers.”

  • “I’m getting support from others in recovery. Learning about recovery.”

  • “Good meeting. Instilled the principles of the program.”