The CUCRC offers a number of support services for students in recovery and seeking recovery.
Recovery support meetings are held weekly at the UMC and cover a variety of topics. Support meetings are open to all paths of recovery.
Events and activities
The CUCRC partners with departments across campus to host events and activities for CUCRC students and alumni.
CORE membership and housing
CORE membership provides the opportunity for students to become part of a close-knit recovery community and access additional support resources like sober housing.
There are a number of resources available across campus to support students who are in recovery or seeking recovery.
Health Promotion offers a variety of classes, workshops, events and resources for CU Boulder students.
Alcohol and Other Drug Classes
Student- and staff-led substance use workshops, including:
Peer Wellness Coaching
Peer Wellness Coaching is a free service that allows you to talk with a trained CU Boulder student to learn how to improve or change your relationship with substances, connect with campus resources or find additional support.
Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
CAPS provides mental health services to undergrad and graduate students at CU Boulder, including individual and couples counseling, therapy groups, workshops and consultations. CAPS also provides support for students affected by eating disorders and substance use. If CAPS providers are unable to meet the clinical needs of a student, they will work with students and families to make community referrals.
Student Support and Case Management (SSCM)
SSCM provides support to students throughout their college career and helps them achieve their academic and personal goals. SSCM does not solve a student’s problems for them, but helps identify issues and appropriate resources and works collaboratively with the student to develop an action plan.
Office of Victim Assistance (OVA)
OVA provides free, confidential counseling, advocacy, information and referrals for all CU community members, including undergrad and graduate students, staff and faculty. They specialize in addressing current and past life-disruptive events, including but not limited to, crime, trauma, gender-based violence, experiences of bias, harassment, discrimination, abuse and violence.
For 24/7 support, same-day appointments and consultation services, please call 303-492-8855. OVA also provides free and confidential drop-in services virtually through their e-Ask an Advocate program.
Disability Services is dedicated to providing students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in university programs, courses and activities through reasonable accommodations and services. The Disability Services is available to support students, staff and faculty with accommodation requests, implementation, guidance and general information.
CU Boulder students have access to a variety of resources on and off campus. Here are a few community programs that are open to students.
Explore 12-step programs and support groups in the Denver/Boulder area:
The Phoenix offers a supportive community for active individuals who are in recovery from substance use or who choose to live a sober lifestyle. Membership is free and requires 48 hours of continuous sobriety to participate. The Phoenix aims to help members develop and maintain emotional resilience and social connections. All fitness and ability levels are welcome. Locations are active in Boulder, Denver, Colorado Springs and across the country.
SMART Recovery is an abstinence-oriented organization that offers free support meetings that teach coping skills for short- and long-term recovery. The SMART Recovery program focuses on:
Building and maintaining the motivation to change coping with urges to use managing thoughts, feelings and behaviors in an effective way without addictive behaviors living a balanced, positive, and healthy life.
If you're interested in SMART recovery, email email@example.com.
Moderation Management provides a non-judgmental, compassionate support community for anyone who wants to change their drinking in a positive way. They provide connection, support and encouragement through community meetings available in-person and online.
Women for Sobriety
Women for Sobriety has certified moderators and chat leaders leading mutual support groups online and in person, as well as phone volunteers available for one-on-one support. Any woman seeking abstinence is welcome to join Women for Sobriety, and all expressions of female identity are welcome.
LifeRing Secular Recovery is an abstinence-based network of individuals seeking to live in recovery from addiction to alcohol or to other non-medically indicated drugs. They provide peer-to-peer support in ways that encourage personal growth and continued learning through personal empowerment.