Office of Student Life

Student Wellness Center

Recovery Month: September 1 - 10

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.

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.