Substance Use Recovery, Treatment, and Prevention. All in one place
College is a time to explore new ideas and discover the limits of personal autonomy. Yet, in recent years the prevalence of substance abuse, depression, and anxiety is rising. Campus health professionals are working with students to reduce substance abuse, improve mental health, and foster self-confidence. At Student Health Services (SHS), we offer integrated recovery, treatment, and prevention programming for our students.
Our recovery, treatment, and prevention services are not limited to the campus community. We contribute to our community’s well-being through advocacy and service.
Earn Your Degree While Thriving in Recovery
Young adults often feel isolated and frustrated when balancing their recovery with the expectations of a “typical” college student. We understand the stigma of being sober, especially on a college campus. The simple act of letting others know you are in recovery or interested in recovery is often very difficult. The Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) at UCF aims to make this easier by offering the following services to members:
- Recovery Coaching
- Substance Use Counseling
- Fellowship and Community
- Recovery Centered Academic and Career Advising
- Local Support Meetings
At UCF, members of the CRC know they are not alone. We understand the challenges of being in recovery, and that’s why fostering a sense of belonging, accomplishment, and accountability is important for students who choose to lead a sober lifestyle. As a result, CRC students flourish in academics and in their personal lives.
Check out these Recovery Stories of past UCF Students.
The Intersection of Mental Health and Substance Use
Student Health Services Offers the following evidence enformed treatments to students with Co-occurring mental health disorders:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Neurofeedback Services
- Medication-Assisted Treatment
- Relapse Prevention Counseling
- Mindfulness Training
Education Through Experience
New students are provided with information that challenges the misperceived norms about alcohol and drug use, particularly in college.
Substance use and anxiety/depression screenings are offered to all students each semester. Students are given feedback regarding their risk and protective behaviors. Those who screen positive for a substance use disorder receive a next day appointment to see a behavioral health provider.
Student Health Services also provides brief intervention, personalized feedback, and referral to treatment for students mandated for a substance use assessment
An Array of On-Campus Meetings
Currently, due to COVID-19, all support group meetings are being held virtually.
To access these virtual meetings, please use the following links:
- AA: http://aa-intergroup.org/directory.php
- NA: https://www.na.org:443/meetingsearch/text-results.php?country=Web&state&city&zip&street&within=5&day=0&lang&orderby=distance
- Al-Anon: https://al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/electronic-meetings/
If you are looking for a meeting off-campus, below are some options in the Orlando area:
- AA: http://cflintergroup.org
- NA: http://orlandona.org
- SAA: http://saa-recovery.org
- COSA: http://www.cosa-recovery.org
- CODA: http://www.onlinecoda.net
- Al-Anon: http://al-anonorlando.org (online meetings available)
- Smart Recovery: http://www.smartrecovery.org/ (online meetings available)
CRC in the News
UCF has been leading the charge for creating a safe place for students in recovery to focus on earning their degree. Click here to see what has been said about our programs in the media
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