Collegiate Recovery Community

The Collegiate Recovery Community at UNC at Asheville provides peer and professional support for students in recovery from substance use disorders and/or mental disorders. Recovery is a process of change. The CRC is for students who are committed to improving their health, living a self-directed life, and striving to reach their full potential. The college environment can be extremely challenging for individuals in recovery. At UNC Asheville our goal is for students to be able to take full advantage of educational opportunities and remain active in their individual programs of recovery without sacrificing one for the other.

The CRC program provides resources to help students strengthen life skills including effective communication, appreciation and respect for diversity, wellness, creative problem solving and critical thinking. In addition, students in the CRC learn how to use their personal experiences to talk with their college peers about substance abuse, addiction, mental health, and recovery.

The CRC program offers weekly check in appointments with a licensed professional counselor, help in accessing campus resources, programs which focus on academic success and special activities to celebrate community. Many students in recovery are returning to school after taking time off or are transferring to UNC Asheville from other academic institutions. The CRC helps students navigate this transition through connection with peers in recovery and guidance from program staff.

For more information please contact Barbara Galloway at bgallowa@unca.edu or 828-251- 6870.

Our Community

Join students from the Collegiate Recovery Community for lunch every Thursday from 12-12:45 in Highsmith Pinnacle. Bring your own lunch. Recovery is alive and well at UNC Asheville!

Meetings are regularly held during the Fall and Spring semester. Please contact Barbara Galloway for the latest information on where these meetings are held.

The CRC is a safe, supportive environment for students that are recovering from alcohol, drugs, and other addictions. The CRC also welcomes students curious about sobriety who want to explore, experience, and understand recovery. Students who are "sober by lifestyle choice" or are "recovery allies" are also encouraged to join us.

If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Galloway at bgallowa@unca.edu.

Local Recovery Meetings

Meetings held within walking distance from UNC Asheville campus (less than 2 miles).

NA:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: ‘Grace Group’ 12:30pm at Grace Episcopal Church (871 Merrimon Ave)
Saturday: ‘Lost and Found’ 8:00pm at St. Paul's Church (223 Hillside St)

AA:

Sunday
‘Conscious Contact’ 11:00am at North Asheville Community Center (37 E. Larchmont Dr)

Monday   
‘Good Livers Group’ 10:30am at St Mark's Lutheran Church (10 N. Liberty St)
‘Six O' Clock Group’ 6:00pm at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church (789 Merrimon Ave)

Tuesday
‘Good Livers Group’ 12:15pm at Grace Episcopal Church (871 Merrimon Ave) - C
‘Grace Group’ 8:00pm at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church (789 Merrimon Ave) - C

Thursday
‘Good Livers Group’ 12:00pm at Grace Episcopal Church (871 Merrimon Ave) - C
‘Grace Group’ 5:30pm at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church (789 Merrimon Ave) - C

Friday
‘Around the Room Group’ 12:00pm at Grace Episcopal Church (871 Merrimon Ave) - C

Saturday
‘Grace Group’ 5:30pm at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church (789 Merrimon Ave)