Recovery


About Auburn Recovery Community

The main issue facing the collegiate recovery population is a lack of peer support. Adolescents and young adults seeking a college education must attempt to navigate the collegiate environment on their own, often without the support of even a small group of their peers.

The Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) at Auburn University addresses these issues and provides a place for students in recovery to participate in a continuing care program. The CRC provides a nurturing, affirming environment in which individuals recovering from addictive disorders can find peer support while attaining a college education. 

The CRC at Auburn University is committed to achieving five primary goals:

  • Recovery: Provide quality long-term recovery for students
  • Resiliency: Further develop resiliency in recovering students who often lack the personal, social, academic, and professional skills necessary to be successful
  • Education: As part of the continuum of care model, further education the Auburn University Community about the disease of addiction and effective strategies for the prevention, intervention, and treatment of its consequences
  • Service: Through its membership, provide service within the university, local, state, and national communities
  • Research: As appropriate, contribute to the growing body of research on collegiate recovery and health promotion

If you are interested in joining the Recovery Community, you can fill out this application and drop it off at our office in the student center (Room 2103).

https://cws.auburn.edu/shared/content/files/2279/ARCApplication7715.docx

 

On-Campus Meetings

Group Meditation

Meditative practices have long been considered a crucial part of mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness. To pursue this, ARC hosts a weekly gathering to discuss, study, and practice a broad range of meditation styles. Currently, an 8-week series on mindfulness meditation is underway which will last until the end of the Spring 2017 semester. The book Mindfulness in Plain English is used as a starting point during this series.

  • Meets every Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in the Auburn University Student Center, room 1206.
  • If you don't have a cushion, feel free to use one of ours!
  • All are welcome to join!

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

"Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety."

  • The Campus Group of AA meets every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. in the Foy Hall Faculty Lounge (room 105) next to Panda Express. Use the exterior door on the north side of the building.
  • Click here for a map. Parking is available on Wilmore Dr.
  • This group meets every week regardless of university closings.
  • Click here for a list of more AA and Al-Anon meetings in the Auburn/Opelika area.
  • Open meeting -- anyone is welcome.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using. We suggest that you keep an open mind and give yourself a break. Our program is a set of principles written so simply that we can follow them in our daily lives. The most important thing about them is that they work. There are no strings attached to NA. We are not affiliated with any other organizations. We have no initiation fees or dues, no pledges to sign, no promises to make to anyone. We are not connected with any political, religious, or law enforcement groups, and are under no surveillance at any time. Anyone may join us regardless of age, race, sexual identity, creed, religion, or lack of religion. We are not interested in what or how much you used or who your connections were, what you have done in the past, how much or how little you have, but only in what you want to do about your problem and how we can help. The newcomer is the most important person at any meeting, because we can only keep what we have by giving it away. We have learned from our group experience that those who keep coming to our meetings regularly stay clean. 

  • Auburn Freedom Group of NA meets Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. in the Foy Hall Faculty Lounge (room 105) next to Panda Express. Use the exterior door on the north side of the building.
  • Click here for a map. Parking is available on Wilmore Dr.
  • This group meets every week regardless of university closings.
  • Open meeting -- anyone is welcome.

 

Get Connected

For more information, please contact recovery@auburn.edu