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Recovery Month at Ohio State

National Recovery Month

The Ohio State University is proud to be taking part in National Recovery Month. Recovery Month is a month-long celebration of the transformative power that recovery can have on the lives of people, families, and communities. It is an opportunity to remember that when those who struggle are properly supported, they do recover! Now in its 31st year, National Recovery Month is held every September to highlight the achievements of individuals who have reclaimed their lives in long-term recovery from mental and/or substance use disorders and promote the message that recovery in all of its forms is possible.

There are millions of Americans whose lives have been transformed through recovery. Right here on our campus, the Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) is a fellowship of Buckeyes in recovery from alcohol or other drug addictions whose lives continue to be transformed through recovery and education. We remain committed to ensuring these successes don't go unnoticed by the broader population, and Recovery Month provides a vehicle for everyone to celebrate these accomplishments.


Recovery Month Events

The following is a list of Recovery related events being held across Ohio State this month. If you have an event that celebrates recovery that you would like listed here, please contact Mackenzie

Recovery Ally Trainings: The CRC will be hosting two, 2-hour online Recovery is Spoken Here trainings for faculty, staff and students. Our aim is to foster an environment where students in or seeking recovery feel accepted by their peers, are empowered to live genuinely, feel comfortable asking for help and are celebrated by the Ohio State community.

  • Thursday, September 24th from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. : Register here

Supporting Students in Recovery with Dr. Tom Gregoire, Dean of the College of Social Work (CGS Buckeye Diversity Dialogue Series): The Council of Graduate Students' Buckeye Diversity Dialogue Series provides opportunities for Ohio State graduate students, faculty, staff, and community leaders to have intentional conversations about relevant issues of equity, diversity, inclusion, social justice, and much more. NOTE: This event is open to graduate and professional students only.

  • Thursday, September 24th from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. : Register here

Recovery x Identity: The Ohio State University Collegiate Recovery Community, College of Public Health, and Addiction Innovation Fund present “Recovery x Identity,” a panel discussion that celebrates the transformative power of recovery by uplifting the voices of individuals who hold an often marginalized identity in society.

Our discussion will focus on the hopefulness, beauty, and restorative nature that recovery plays in people’s lives while addressing how personal identities and participation in our communities influence our recovery journey. We will highlight recovery in communities of individuals whose identities are often not centered within nor celebrated by mainstream culture by sharing personal experiences and reflections.  

  • Please join us on Monday, September 28th from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. by registering here.