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 are committed to complete sobriety or just wish to explore resources related to strengthening coping skills or eliminating challenging habits or addiction, Spiders Support Recovery can help. Here’s how:

  • 12 Step, SMART Recovery, All Recovery and other support groups
  • Individual Counseling and Recovery Coaching
  • Substance-free Activities and Events including an on-campus Clubhouse space
  • Family and Community Education Programs – Recovery Ally and REVIVE (Naloxone) Training
  • Opportunities for Community Service and Peer Leader

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