What is a Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC)?
A collegiate recovery community (CRC) is a supportive environment within the campus culture that reinforces a student’s decision to engage in a substance-free college experience. It is designed to provide an educational opportunity alongside recovery support to ensure that students do not have to sacrifice one for the other.
Virtual Collegiate Recovery Meetings
Collegiate Recovery at Elon
Our mission is to help students maintain a sober and healthy lifestyle in order to fully engage in their academic, social, and personal pursuits. Phoenix Free is student-led and provides students with the following support and resources:
- Peer connections and social networking
- Substance-free social events and programs
- Student-led support groups
- UPDATED 2021 – Listing of Virtual Community Mutual Aid Meetings
Who is Eligible to Participate?
Phoenix Free is open to all undergraduate and graduate students who have a desire to stop using alcohol and/or other substances and live a sober lifestyle. No knowledge of recovery is required. You only need an interest in change. Students at any point in a recovery journey are welcome. If you would like to get involved or learn more about Phoenix Free, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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September is National Recovery Month
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Support the CRC and become a Recovery Ally! Our goal is to foster an environment where students in or seeking recovery feel accepted by their peers, feel comfortable asking for help and are celebrated by the campus community. By becoming a Recovery Ally, you are declaring to students that you embody these ideals.
How to Be an Ally to a Student in Recovery (pdf)
The Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE)
National Collegiate Recovery Directory
National Recovery Month (SAMHSA)
Science of Addiction (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
FAQs on COVID-19 and Addiction/Substance Use Disorder
Phoenix Free CRC Team Members
Callie Kelly, CRC Program Coordinator
Coordinator of Student Wellness Programs
John Shinn, Collegiate Recovery Specialist
Student Wellness Programs
Charlotte Williams, CRC Program Director
Associate Director of Student Wellness Programs