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Carolina Recovery Program

What is Recovery?

"A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential." (SAMHSA, 2012).

Mission

The Carolina Recovery Program strives to create an inclusive and accepting environment where students in recovery can build community, thrive personally, shine academically, and develop enduring resiliency for continued success. The Carolina Recovery Program's mission is to build and maintain a community that supports continued recovery, academic excellence, and a commitment to serving the greater UNC community. The Carolina Recovery Program provides each student a customized success plan, staff, and peer support, and proactive recovery-focused programming.  Our goal is to enable our students to enjoy a normal substance-free collegiate experience while excelling at UNC-CH. We believe this recovery program experience will reconnect emerging leaders with their passion to make a difference in the world.

What We Do

We help students establish and maintain recovery through meetings, social The Carolina Recovery Program is a support for any student at UNC who is in recovery or is curious about recovery. The program supports the Carolina Recovery Community (CRC) student organization and holds multiple meetings a week. The program also supports students by holding sober recreational events (e.g., laser tag, ropes course, trampoline park) and recovery community building (e.g., service events, awareness-raising events). We also work with students who are struggling with substance use to maintain their wellbeing and academics by providing individual support and advocating for their individual needs. We provide a safe and private place for students, faculty, staff, and community members regardless of where they are in their recovery journey.

The Benefits of Participating in the Carolina Recovery Program:

  • Enjoy free and fun programming designed to strengthen and support your recovery
  • Have fun with other students in recovery 
  • Raise awareness of recovery issues on campus
  • Enjoy sober trips to local, state, and national attractions

How to Get Involved:

There are no requirements to participate in the Carolina Recovery Program. If you are interested in CRP events or meetings, please email recovery@unc.edu.

  • The CRC's weekly meeting happens on Thursdays at 6:30 PM.

For more information including meeting location, please contact recovery@unc.edu. 

Recovery Housing Options

The Carolina Recovery Program is glad to offer recovery housing. 

Off-Campus housing:

The Carolina Recovery Program collaborates with Oxford Houses of NC to offer the first Collegiate Oxford house in the state. Oxford Houses are a clean and sober housing option for individuals in recovery.  

Make a Gift to Carolina Recovery

Contributions made to the Carolina Recovery Community Fund provide an invaluable resource to support the recovery of all students involved in the program. If you would like to make a gift to the Carolina Recovery Community, you may do so online, by check, or by phone.

Make a Gift Online

Make a Gift via Check

Make A Gift by Phone

Please call (919) 962-2548, and reference the "Carolina Recovery Community Fund - 605067"

Recovery Information for Returning Students, Prospective Students, and Families

UNC Chapel Hill understands that students who suffer from substance abuse disorders need support. Learn more about campus options.

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