Cathy Yura, Director, WVU Collegiate Recovery Program
* Recovery is not the addiction.
* Recovery is more than not using alcohol or drugs.
* Recovery is creating a better life.
Abigail Sullivan Moore
" A Bridge to Recovery on Campus"
The New York Times (January 20, 2012)
" Not the Usual College Party (This One's Sober) "
The New York Times (February 27, 2015)
Susie Mullens, WVU Collegiate Recovery Program
Recovery is about finding and having the resources to live a full life which includes finding an accepting community with those with common experiences.
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WVU's newly formed Collegiate Recovery Program provides students with a supportive community to help them map out a more gratifying, healthy, and successful college experience. Through THE QUESTION, WVU's Collegiate Recovery Program is reaching out to students, community members, mental health professionals, faculty, and staff to begin a discussion about what recovery means to you. What is recovery? How could a recovery program help you or someone you care about? What are some of the challenges of college life that make the road to recovery particularly difficult for students? Do you have any helpful words of wisdom and encouragement for students committed to this courageous, life changing journey? Have you found any activities, places, people, or ideas helpful in recovery? Many students, for a wide variety of reasons, seek out healthy and enjoyable alternatives to the college party scene. How are students having sober and healthy fun at WVU?
WVU's Collegiate Recovery Program will continue this discussion on campus on April 25th at 7pm in the Gluck Theatre of the Mountainlair. "What does recovery mean to you?" will include a panel of people with stories to share. Students and members of the community are especially encouraged to attend.
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Cathy Yura and Susie Mullens of WVU's Collegiate Recovery Program will begin the discussion. I also included links to two New York Times articles that provide insight into Collegiate Recovery Programs. Enjoy!