Spiders Support Recovery

A Collegiate Recovery Program at the University of Richmond

oUR Beliefs

The UR culture of wellbeing recognizes the need to support all members of the campus community as they consider and make healthy life choices or changes surrounding addictive behaviors and substance use. Peer Specialists who have lived experience facing and overcoming addiction and understand the special challenges of doing so on a college campus can support recovery in invaluable and essential ways. A collegiate recovery program needs to be non-judgmental, non-critical, respecting of privacy, and participation should be individually-motivated and driven.

oUR Mission

Spiders Support Recovery seeks to provide peer-led supports and activities that will allow students in recovery from Substance Use Disorder, and those wishing to learn more about a recovery lifestyle, to thrive academically and socially on the UR campus, and beyond.

oUR Program

Whether you wish to strengthen your commitment to Recovery; learn more about substance use, addiction, and recovery; or consider ways to support others who are struggling, Spiders Support Recovery can help. Here’s how:

  • Regular in-person and online Mutual Aid Meetings (12 Step, SMART, All Recovery…)
  • Recovery Literature and Information regarding School, Community, and Private Resources
  • Substance-free Gathering Space, Activities, and Events
  • One-to-one Recovery Coaching
  • Recovery Scholars Seminars
  • Recovery Ally and Family Education Programs
  • Opportunities for Community Service and Peer Support
  • Priority Substance-free Recovery Housing (GOAL 2022/2023!!!)

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