Can I participate in the CRC if I don’t have an addiction?

Yes! There’s a place in the CRC for everyone who supports our program mission and values. Recovery Allies can participate in the CRC by volunteering, becoming a facilitator for our Blazers for Recovery Ally Training, or by becoming part of the Promoters of Wellness. Everyone, regardless of volunteer status, is welcome to join us at any of our community social events. For more information on any of this, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Furthermore, if you are in recovery for another mental health disorder (for example, an eating disorder or an anxiety disorder), has made a commitment to (or wants to!) abstain from alcohol and drugs, we invite you to come talk to us about whether CRC membership is right for you.

I’m interested in talking to people about addiction and recovery. Can I work with you all on this?

We would love to have you help! The best way to train and start volunteering for this is to attend one of our recovery ally trainings or to become a Promoter of Wellness We encourage you to enroll in CHHS 426 where you will become a Certified Peer Educator and learn how to teach your peers about alcohol and drugs. E-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and to take the next step!

I’m concerned about my friend’s/student’s/family member’s drinking. Can you all help them?

The CRC is a group of students who voluntarily come together to support each other in achieving a common goal: staying in long-term recovery from addictions. The CRC is not designed to serve as a treatment program; instead, it is designed to provide recovery support on campus so that students in recovery have a safe and supportive place to go for help in navigating an environment that is not always conducive to recovery.

Students who are currently struggling with substance use disorder, can get assessment, brief intervention, and referrals for additional services at Student Counseling Services at (205) 934-5816.

If you are seeking resources for a non-student, please refer to the Recovery Resource Center at (205) 458-3377 or walk-in/make an appointment for a substance use screening and assessment Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Recovery Resource Center is located in Cooper Green Hospital at 1515 6th Ave.South, just across the street from Hill Student Center. The Recovery Resource Center also offers support for families of those affected by substance use.

Who can come to recovery meetings at the CRC?

Recovery support meetings are open to anyone in the UAB community or larger Birmingham recovery community who wants to learn more about recovery or has made a commitment to abstaining from drugs or alcohol.