Office of Student Life

Student Wellness Center

Recovery Month: September 13 - 17

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. 

 Available all Month

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.

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.

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.