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Collegiate Recovery Community

The Health and Counseling Center is excited to announce the start of a Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC)!

The CRC offers a community lounge, alcohol and drug-free social events, support meetings, peer mentoring, and educational seminars and events. The CRC is a supportive environment within the campus culture that reinforces the decision to pursue sobriety. It is designed to provide academic excellence alongside recovery support to ensure that students do not have to sacrifice one for the other.

For more information, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or (303) 871-3699.

Weekly Meeting Schedule

Mondays: All Recovery Meeting

5-6:30 PM - CRC House - 1931 S. York Street

This fellowship meeting is for students, staff, and faculty in recovery. All paths and phases of recovery are welcome here. Each meeting will have a topic led by members or staff.

Wednesdays: CRC Meeting

5-6:30PM - CRC House - 1931 S. York Street

This combined business and peer support meeting is open to all who have experienced, or seek to be in support of, recovery and contribute to the CRC. We will discuss CRC happenings, make plans, and share about use disorders/addictions and recovery.

Fridays: The Breakfast Club

9:30 -11AM - CRC House - 1931 S. York St.

Bring your breakfast or brunch and come hang out! This meeting is largely unstructured and will be lead by members who attend. This is a great meeting to make weekend plans and reflect on the week.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the CRC?

The CRC is located on campus in a small white cottage at 1931 S. York Street. The house is where meetings are located as well as open social and study space.

Do you have sober housing?

The CRC will begin offering recovery housing in 2019. Currently, there is not designated recovery or sober housing on campus.

How do I get involved with the CRC?

Getting involved can be as simple as coming in the front door! If a student is more comfortable first calling or contacting CRC staff via email, we welcome that as well.

Do you offer/when are 12-Step meetings?

The CRC does offer peer support recovery meetings, although not all meetings are 12-Step focused. Please refer to the [email protected] social media pages for more information on meetings and events.

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What are the requirements for participation?

48 hours of sobriety is required to participate in CRC events and utilize the CRC space. If there are any questions or concerns about this, feel free to reach out to CRC staff!

What if someone needs one-on-one substance use counseling?

Briana Johnson, an HCC Staff Counselor and the Coordinator of Alcohol and Other Drug Support Services, could be a possible resource for counseling or a referral. The CRC itself does not provide clinical substance use counseling, detox, Intensive Outpatient Programs, or inpatient care, but has the information to provide a referral.

What if I/my student are pursuing Medication-Assisted Therapy or Pharmacotherapy?

The HCC does not currently offer those services, but would be glad to help you find assistance in the community. There are no current professionals in HCC that are trained to provide MAT.

What if someone is interested, or just curious about recovery?

Please refer them to Dylan Dunn, the CRC Coordinator, either through email, or his direct number (303-871-2067).

Is the CRC free?

Yep! Some special events (sporting events, trips, etc.) may request additional funds, but generally the CRC is available at no cost or commitment.

What if I'm looking to give/receive support but I'm not a DU student?

While the CRC is primarily for DU students, please pass along any other folks who are interested.

Community Resources

Looking for resources in the community that provide treatment, meetings, and other services for substance use disorder? Here's a map of resources we recommend in the Denver area!

This "Addiction Resource Hub" can be used to search for treatment and support resources in Denver and around the country.

If you're looking specifically for community mental health providers, our Counseling Center Referral System may be helpful as well!

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