Address: The Cordial Storrs House
1332 Storrs Road
Storrs, CT 06269-1059
Nellie A. Wilson Hall, South Campus Room A124
626A Gilbert Road, Unit 1059
Storrs, CT 06269-1059
*Residential Housing Available
A Message from the UConn Recovery Community
We welcome all students in recovery from substance use disorders, students contemplating a recovering lifestyle, or students looking to take a break from substance use. Please check out our Upcoming Events on the left for more information.
It’s a great time to be in recovery. Recovery has brought me the tools I need to navigate the ambiguity, change, disappointment, and loss that the global pandemic has brought into our lives. The wise and oft-used slogans – One Day at a Time, This Too Shall Pass, First Things First, Attitude of Gratitude – are particularly helpful. Recovery has also taught me to reach out to others, and be ready to listen when others reach out to me. To relate, and not compare. That connection is the antidote to hopelessness. That a gratitude list might just be the key to a good day.
With the last one in mind, I’m going to list one:
- I am grateful for a University that has committed its resources to students in recovery;
- I am grateful for the countless hours that Student Health and Wellness has dedicated planning an opening to the 2020/2021 academic year that can be as safe as possible;
- I am grateful for the growing group of recovery allies across services and departments on campus;
- I am grateful to work with two dedicated graduate assistants who bring so much to the URC;
- I am grateful for the countless ways the larger recovery community has offered the URC their time, talent, and treasures;
- I am grateful to be in recovery – in and out of a pandemic.
We have a great fall semester planned. We are celebrating the fact that we will have students in recovery living in our sober house on campus for the first time. Outdoor games and equipment will be available thanks to a sizable donation. We will hold Recovery Yoga on the lawn outside of Wilson Hall. Friends of Recovery meetings will be held online weekly for family, friends and allies of those in recovery. All Recovery meetings will be hybrid - held on campus in Wilson Hall and online – throughout the semester. And a Friday noontime All Recovery meeting online for students, staff, and faculty will have some invited guests sharing their recovery stories throughout the semester.
Two special events – a Recovery Storytelling workshop, and an outing with Adventure Recovery – all happening in honor of September’s National Recovery month. We will begin delivering our successful Recovery Ally training programs online each month, starting September 21st. Students, staff, faculty, family members, and the community are welcome to attend.
And lastly, if you are connected with one of our regional campuses, come get connected with us this fall online. If you’ve been wondering if recovery might be your next step, come join us.
It’s a great time to be in recovery. Peace, Sandy