Office of Student Life

Student Wellness Center

Recovery Month: September 27 - 30

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 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.