Office of Student Life

Student Wellness Center

Recovery Month: All Events

Individuals who are in need of accommodations, such as live captioning, to attend one of our events can request via the Recovery Month RSVP Form or by emailing Cate Heaney Gary at heaneygary.1@osu.edu. Typically, 10 days notice will allow us to provide seamless access. 

Recovery Month: All Events

Begin Your Climb Video Series

Recorded program: available all month

Students, Faculty and Family will have pre-launch access to Begin Your Climb, a self-paced, online educational platform that provides a thorough understanding of the disease of Substance Use Disorder, created by Basecamp Recovery Center.

Ask follow up questions to the lead lecturer, Dr. Borland, on 9/30 at "Trends and Innovation in the Practice of Addiction Medicine" event available through OSU Recovery Month.

 

Wednesday, September 1

CRC All Recovery Meeting

5:30 – 6:30 PM

In Person: Baker 099 or Live on Zoom

 

The CRC All-Recovery meeting is an opportunity for Ohio State students in or seeking recovery from alcohol and other drugs to build community and support one another in their daily journey in a meeting that is open to all recovery pathways. This meeting happens every Wednesday throughout the school year.

 

While this is an open meeting, we ask that only individuals who identify as in or seeking recovery support attend. Recovery Allies or other interested individuals can reach out to recovery@osu.edu for more information and ways to get connected.

 

Thursday, September 2

Syringe Service Programs: From Research to Practice and Beyond

5 – 6 pm

 

The Infectious Disease Institute is hosting a panel on the efficacy and regulation of syringe service programs and how they can prevent and control infectious diseases.

The Intersection of Substance Misuse and Eating Disorders

6 – 7 pm

 

An interactive, educational presentation designed to raise awareness about the intersection between eating disorders and substance abuse. The presentation will also incorporate information about relevant campus and community resources.

 

Tuesday, September 7

Collegiate Recovery Community Lounge Open House

11 – 3 pm

In Person: Baker Hall Room 095

 

The Collegiate Recovery Community invites the larger Ohio State Community to stop by and check out the new lounge in Baker Hall, across from Student Disability Services. We invite all students, faculty and staff to drop in for light refreshments and to learn more about Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug services offered by the CRC and Student Wellness Center.

 

Wednesday, September 8

OUAB Wellness Wednesday: Love, Sex and Other Drugs

11 am – 12 pm

In Person: Ohio Union, Cartoon Room

 

Can relationships be addictive? This workshop seeks to explore the connections between substance use and the relationships we build, romantically or otherwise. We'll delve into what it means to love and learn how to recognize unhealthy patterns in relationships. The goal of this workshop is for us to think about how substance use can reflect the ways we use toxic attachments to soothe undesirable emotions. 

CRC All Recovery Meeting

5:30 – 6:30 pm

In Person: Baker 099 or Live on Zoom

 

The CRC All-Recovery meeting is an opportunity for Ohio State students in or seeking recovery from alcohol and other drugs to build community and support one another in their daily journey in a meeting that is open to all recovery pathways. This meeting happens every Wednesday throughout the school year.

 

While this is an open meeting, we ask that only individuals who identify as in or seeking recovery support attend. Recovery Allies or other interested individuals can reach out to recovery@osu.edu for more information and ways to get connected.

 

Thursday, September 9

Friends, Family, & Allies Support Group

3 – 4 pm

In Person: Baker Hall Room 099 or Live on Zoom

 

Statistically, nearly 1 in 3 people know someone who struggles with substance misuse.

 

Being close to someone who experiences substance misuse can cause various challenges in one's overall wellness.? This group is designed to help you navigate the difficulties that may come with being close to or knowing someone who struggles in this way by creating opportunities to grow your own well-being toolkit. 

 

This is not a counseling group and is meant to be a space for any student who wants to explore how substance use may impact their life. Here you will find support, resources, and education on how to take care of yourself.

Military Community Recovery Month Recess

4 – 6 pm

In Person: RPAC, RCL Plaza

 

Join us outdoors to relax and take your mind off your stresses with games.  On Thursday, September 9 from 4-6 p.m. the South Oval will be the perfect spot to take your mind off your stresses with games like spike ball, cornhole boards, frisbees, and more. There will be opportunities to win prizes.  Take a break, have fun and play!

Beyond Your Buzz

5:30 – 6:30 pm

In Person: Baker Hall Room 099 or Live on Zoom

 

Beyond Your Buzz (BYOB) is a group for any students who have a desire to explore and make positive changes in their substance use. This weekly drop-in meeting will bring students together to engage in authentic and open conversation around their substance use and its impact on their daily life.

 

This is not a counseling group and is meant to be a space for any student who wants to explore their current use behaviors and is interested in gaining perspective, support and tools to make positive change in their life – no matter what their end goal is.

Crack: Dissecting the 1980’s Crack Epidemic and its Impact on the Wellbeing of Black Communities Today

5:30 – 7:30 pm

In Person: RPAC, Dave Griner Room

 

Join the Student Wellness Center to watch the new Netflix documentary, Crack: Cocaine, Corruption and Conspiracy. Following the film, we will end the session in a brief dialogue, reflecting on the lasting impact the 1980’s Crack Epidemic has left on Black communities today and the road to recovery individually and collectively. 

 

Film Description: A cheap, powerful drug emerges during a recession, igniting a moral panic fueled by racism. Explore the complex history of crack in the 1980s.

 

Monday, September 13

Substance Use Disorder – Addressing the Crisis

12 pm – 1 pm

 

Join us for a panel discussion from the front lines of the Opiate Epidemic. Invitees will include state and federal legislators, Columbus RREACT, Franklin County Coroner, Franklin Common Pleas, and more.

Co-Hosts:

Dr. Emily Kauffman, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Emergency Medicine

Dr. Rob Graessle, CEO/Founder, Basecamp Recovery Center

Jill Hillman, H.A.R.T Court Coordinator

Judge Jodi Thomas, Franklin County Municipal Court

Director Lori Criss, Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services

 

Tuesday, September 14

BeWell Hut

12 pm – 3 pm

In Person: RPAC, RCL Plaza 

 

Join us at the BeWell Hut as we explore alcohol and other drug use and social wellness. Here you can engage in educational games and activities that focus on the nine dimensions of wellness.

Creative Writing and Recovery

3 – 4 pm

In Person: RPAC, Dave Griner Room

 

Explore the relationship between creative writing and recovery. How can writing help you process? How can you take an experience where you may have struggled and turn it into a written piece you can reflect on and find pride in? What are some ways you can use writing to cope? We'll answer these questions, write creatively as a group, and discuss the possibilities of publishing to share your experiences and your stories with the world.

Substance Use Awareness and Narcan Training for Medical Students

6 – 7:30 pm

 

Although substance abuse does not effect all groups evenly, it nonetheless effects all people. Therefore, all healthcare providers will encounter a patient who is struggling with substance abuse at some point in their career. This talk will feature doctors who specialize in substance abuse discussing the basic skills and knowledge that all medical students should possess so that they can be prepared to effectively and compassionately care for patients with substance abuse disorders. I would also like to include a brief Narcan training session.

 

Wednesday, September 15

BeWell Hut

2 – 5 pm

In Person: RPAC, RCL Plaza

 

Join us at the BeWell Hut as we explore alcohol and other drug use and social wellness. Here you can engage in educational games and activities that focus on the nine dimensions of wellness.

CRC All Recovery Meeting

5:30 – 6:30 pm

In Person: Baker 099 or Live on Zoom

 

The CRC All-Recovery meeting is an opportunity for Ohio State students in or seeking recovery from alcohol and other drugs to build community and support one another in their daily journey in a meeting that is open to all recovery pathways. This meeting happens every Wednesday throughout the school year.

 

While this is an open meeting, we ask that only individuals who identify as in or seeking recovery support attend. Recovery Allies or other interested individuals can reach out to recovery@osu.edu for more information and ways to get connected.

 

Thursday, September 16

Friends, Family, & Allies Support Group

3 – 4 pm

In Person: Baker Hall Room 099 or Live on Zoom

 

Statistically, nearly 1 in 3 people know someone who struggles with substance misuse.

 

Being close to someone who experiences substance misuse can cause various challenges in one's overall wellness.? This group is designed to help you navigate the difficulties that may come with being close to or knowing someone who struggles in this way by creating opportunities to grow your own well-being toolkit. 

 

This is not a counseling group and is meant to be a space for any student who wants to explore how substance use may impact their life. Here you will find support, resources, and education on how to take care of yourself.

Beyond Your Buzz

5:30 – 6:30 pm

In Person: Baker Hall Room 99 or Live on Zoom

 

Beyond Your Buzz (BYOB) is a group for any students who have a desire to explore and make positive changes in their substance use. This weekly drop-in meeting will bring students together to engage in authentic and open conversation around their substance use and its impact on their daily life.

 

This is not a counseling group and is meant to be a space for any student who wants to explore their current use behaviors and is interested in gaining perspective, support and tools to make positive change in their life – no matter what their end goal is.

 

Monday, September 20

Restore and Recover Yoga

8:30 – 9:30 pm

In Person: Green space outside North Recreation Center; rain location: 210/220 North Recreation Center

Register Online for In Person or Online

 

In collaboration with the Collegiate Recovery Program, join us outdoors or virtually for an empowering yoga flow! In this class, we will flow through a series of mindful movements together that will leave you feeling restored, both mentally and physically. Show your support as an ally and help us celebrate the accomplishments of those in and seeking recovery. Class will take place in the NRC if the weather does not permit it to be outdoors. Click here to register for outdoor class or here to register for virtual class. 

 

Tuesday, September 21

Recovery in the Media: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

3 – 4 pm

 

Social media, TV shows, and journalism sensationalize the real struggle of those with a substance use disorder. This interactive presentation will discuss the impact the media has on our perception of recovery, educate and provide examples of person first language and the positive impact person first language has. Attendees will leave with an understanding of how to critically interpret media portrayals and ways to change the narrative around addiction and recovery in our society.

 

Wednesday, September 22

CRC All Recovery Meeting

5:30 - 6:30 pm

In Person: Baker 099

 

The CRC All-Recovery meeting is an opportunity for Ohio State students in or seeking recovery from alcohol and other drugs to build community and support one another in their daily journey in a meeting that is open to all recovery pathways. This meeting happens every Wednesday throughout the school year.

 

While this is an open meeting, we ask that only individuals who identify as in or seeking recovery support attend. Recovery Allies or other interested individuals can reach out to recovery@osu.edu for more information and ways to get connected.

Not Just a FAD: Food and Alcohol Disturbance in Party Culture

6:30 - 7:30 pm

 

While partying has been considered a “normal” part of college, another trend is FAD – food and alcohol disturbance – which is restricting one’s food intake or engaging in other compensatory behaviors to offset the calories consumed for drinking alcohol. Although this approach may seem to work in the short-term, is it leading to the very thing people are trying to avoid like weight gain? Find out by joining the Student Wellness Center’s Registered Dietitian to learn more!

Reconnecting with Nature through the Senses: Cultivating Self-Care Through Ohio State’s Farmland

10 – 11 am

In Person: Waterman Farm

 

Student Wellness Center (SWC) staff will guide students on an hour-long, sensory adventure through Waterman Farm. Throughout this experience, students will participate in a wellness walk that includes a guided mindfulness activity, helping them explore nature through all five of their senses. Students participating should dress appropriately for an outdoor walk-through unpaved path. Given that nature is what binds us all together, students attending this event should expect to tap into all or some of the following Wellness Dimensions: emotional, social, spiritual, physical, intellectual, creative, and environmental.

 

Thursday, September 23

Supporting Recovery in All Its Forms

2 - 3 pm

 

Join staff from across campus to learn about pathways to recovery from disorders relating to substance use, mental health disorders and disordered eating. Panelists will share insights on recovery supports, campus resources, and the continuum of care at Ohio State.

Friends, Family, & Allies Support Group

3 - 4 pm

In Person: Baker Hall Room 099 or Live on Zoom

 

Statistically, nearly 1 in 3 people know someone who struggles with substance misuse.

 

Being close to someone who experiences substance misuse can cause various challenges in one's overall wellness.? This group is designed to help you navigate the difficulties that may come with being close to or knowing someone who struggles in this way by creating opportunities to grow your own well-being toolkit. 

 

This is not a counseling group and is meant to be a space for any student who wants to explore how substance use may impact their life. Here you will find support, resources, and education on how to take care of yourself.

Beyond Your Buzz

5:30 - 6:30 pm

In Person: Baker Hall Room 099 or Live on Zoom

 

Beyond Your Buzz (BYOB) is a group for any students who have a desire to explore and make positive changes in their substance use. This weekly drop-in meeting will bring students together to engage in authentic and open conversation around their substance use and its impact on their daily life.

 

This is not a counseling group and is meant to be a space for any student who wants to explore their current use behaviors and is interested in gaining perspective, support and tools to make positive change in their life – no matter what their end goal is.

 

Monday, September 27

Recovery Ally Training

10 am - 12 pm

In Person: RPAC, Dave Griner Room

 

The Student Life Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC), in partnership with the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery (HECAOD), is excited to offer 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. By becoming a Recovery Ally, you are declaring to students in or seeking recovery that you embody these ideals.

 

Each training will cover:

 

High level overview of addiction and recovery

Addiction and recovery on campus

Recovery friendly language

How to connect students with the CRC

Ways to get involved as a Recovery Ally

 

Tuesday, September 28

Innovative Surgical Pain Management Strategies in Response to the Opiate Crisis

6 – 7 pm

 

Dr. Michelle Humeidan will be discussing opiate use in surgical patients in the context of the ongoing opiate epidemic and her efforts to decrease opioid reliance through the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol. This protocol aims to decrease substance abuse post-operatively by decreasing opiate use and incorporating alternative pain management strategies. She will also be discussing existing surgical pain management practice guidelines for patients in recovery.

 

Wednesday, September 29

Community Fitness

12 – 1 pm

In Person: South Oval

 

Join the Phoenix in an outdoor workout. The Phoenix is a nation-wide non-profit organization whose mission is to build sober-active community that fuels resilience and harnesses the transformational power of connection so that together we Rise, Recover, and Live. 

We offer FREE CrossFit, Yoga, Meditation, Hiking , Biking , Climbing, and other events to all individuals with 48 hours of continuous sobriety. Whether that means you are a person who is in recovery from a substance use disorder or mental health challenge, are a supporter of someone who is, or simply someone who wants to live a sober lifestyle, our programs are all free, open, and accessible to you. 

 

We offer programs throughout the week in Columbus. In this hour workout we will show you how a Phoenix event is ran. We will also be having a raffle for two winners to win NOBULL shoes. 

 

How to Plan a Self-Care Hike

4 – 5 pm

 

Spending time in the outdoors has been linked to numerous emotional and physical benefits.  Studies have shown hiking to be a great self-care tool: studies show a link between hiking and improved mental health.  This hour-long session will explore how to evaluate hiking destinations, safety considerations, and the items and clothing needed to successfully venture into the outdoors. The workshop will also explore common hiking destinations in the Columbus area and help attendees choose which may be most appropriate for their experience level. 

CRC All Recovery Meeting

5:30 - 6:30 pm

In Person: Baker 099 or Live on Zoom

 

The CRC All-Recovery meeting is an opportunity for Ohio State students in or seeking recovery from alcohol and other drugs to build community and support one another in their daily journey in a meeting that is open to all recovery pathways. This meeting happens every Wednesday throughout the school year.

 

While this is an open meeting, we ask that only individuals who identify as in or seeking recovery support attend. Recovery Allies or other interested individuals can reach out to recovery@osu.edu for more information and ways to get connected.

 


Thursday, September 30
 

Friends, Family, & Allies Support Group

3 - 4 pm

In Person: Baker Hall Room 099 or Live on Zoom

 

Statistically, nearly 1 in 3 people know someone who struggles with substance misuse.

 

Being close to someone who experiences substance misuse can cause various challenges in one's overall wellness.? This group is designed to help you navigate the difficulties that may come with being close to or knowing someone who struggles in this way by creating opportunities to grow your own well-being toolkit. 

 

This is not a counseling group and is meant to be a space for any student who wants to explore how substance use may impact their life. Here you will find support, resources, and education on how to take care of yourself.

Beyond Your Buzz

5:30 - 6:30 pm

In Person: Baker Hall Room 099 or Live on Zoom

 

Beyond Your Buzz (BYOB) is a group for any students who have a desire to explore and make positive changes in their substance use. This weekly drop-in meeting will bring students together to engage in authentic and open conversation around their substance use and its impact on their daily life.

 

This is not a counseling group and is meant to be a space for any student who wants to explore their current use behaviors and is interested in gaining perspective, support and tools to make positive change in their life – no matter what their end goal is.

Trends and Innovation in the Practice of Addiction Medicine

5:30 - 7:30 pm

In Person: Meiling 160 or Live on Zoom

 

Join Dr. Emily Kauffman, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Emergency Medicine and Dr. Bryan Borland, Medical Director, Basecamp Recovery Center to learn about trends and innovation in treating Substance Use Disorder. Hear first-hand experiences and ask questions about real life on the front lines.

 

Feel free to watch the Begin Your Climb video series also available through OSU Recovery Month for free for the month of September and ask follow up questions to Dr. Borland, the lead lecturer.

 

Sign up for any Recovery Month event through our Recovery Month RSVP Form to receive reminders and Zoom links directly in your inbox. Students who attend any event during Recovery Month will be entered to win a prize!

Individuals who are in need of accommodations, such as live captioning, to attend one of our events can request via the Recovery Month RSVP Form or by emailing Cate Heaney Gary at heaneygary.1@osu.edu. Typically, 10 days notice will allow us to provide seamless access.