Colorado College is making a concerted effort to increase supports for students in recovery by working with campus partners to implement environmental and policy changes more conducive to maintaining sobriety. We also works to increase our community’s understanding and awareness of how perceived norms, peer pressure, and dominant cultural narratives about alcohol and drugs create challenges for students in recovery. We encourage sober students and to reach out to the Wellness Resource Center to make sure needs are met on campus.
Campus and Community Resources:
- Betty Jo Smith, licensed substance abuse counselor in the Counseling Center
- To make an appointment at the Counseling Center: 719-389-6093
- Peer support group for students in recovery: contact Betty Jo Smith for information, email@example.com
- Every Thursday from 3-5p.m. in the Interfaith House, 222 Dale St.
- Springs Recovery Connection, a non-profit community-based recovery support organization
- Chris Walters, Health Educator in the WRC can advocate for the needs of sober students and students in recovery on campus
- Colorado Springs community AA, NA, and Al-Anon meetings held on campus
- Alcoholics Anonymous: Mondays 7:15-8:15p.m. in Sacred Grounds, Shove Chapel
- Narcotics Anonymous: Tuesdays 7:30-8:30p.m. in Sacred Grounds, Shove Chapel
- Al-Anon: Wednesdays 6:00-7:00p.m. in Sacred Grounds, Shove Chapel
We also encourage sober students and students in recovery to consider applying to live in one of the Substance-Free Living Learning Communities on campus.
Resources in the Time of COVID:
We know that now, more than ever, it's important to remain connected to your recovery community. There are resources you can access remotely that may be helpful:
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): http://aa-intergroup.org/directory_telephone.php
Narcotics Anonymous (NA): http://meetings.nabyphone.com/
Al-Anon Electronic/Phone Meetings: https://al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/electronic-meetings/
Springs Recovery Connection: https://srchope.org
These are just a few of the many websites that can connect you to AA, NA, Al-Anon, and other recovery meetings virtually or remotely. We encourage people to try different meetings to find a community that best supports them. Also, check out these helpful tips from The Temper for staying sober at home: