The Center for Students in Recovery (CSR) provides a safe space and supportive community for students in recovery or seeking recovery from addiction. Participation at CSR is completely voluntary and there is no barrier to entry. Students at any stage of recovery and at any point in their academic journeys are welcome. Come hang out at CSR during our open hours, come to a support group meeting, attend a sober social event or just get in the loop about volunteer opportunities and upcoming activities. Recovery works and can be part of a genuine college experience.
CSR has four main ingredients that make it a special place:
- A community of students in recovery from addiction: All ages and academic levels are welcome, from traditional undergraduates to non-traditional, graduate and professional students. Students at other area schools are also welcome at our meetings.
- Recovery-supportive programming: Programming includes student-organized and student-led peer support group meetings (some of which are 12-Step), as well as sober social activities, service opportunities and educational programming. We are always open to student suggestions for new meetings.
- A dedicated space: CSR is your safe place as a student in recovery. The students and staff here get recovery because they live it. Center staff are available by phone and video conference from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. weekdays and later when we have evening meetings. If you would like to make an in-person appointment, please reach out at recovery.utexas.edu. Some meetings meet year-round, while others meet only when classes are in session. Check out the schedule for more information.
- Committed people: CSR is run by full-time staff members and part-time student assistants who are knowledgeable about recovery resources on and off campus. We’re here to link you to resources and help you get the support you need. Call us, email us, or just stop by. If you need help right now, please review our collection of campus and community resources.