Office of Student Life

Student Wellness Center

Recovery Month: September 18 - 24

Individuals who are in need of accommodations to attend one of our events, such as live captioning, can request by emailing Mackenzie Hogan. Typically, 10 days notice will allow us to provide seamless access. 

 

Monday, September 19

Alcoholics Anonymous: Stories, Understanding, and Frequently asked questions

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Baker Hall 099

 

Alcoholics Anonymous Members will tell their personal stories, explain how they have recovered from a hopeless state of body and mind through the 12 steps, and answer any questions or misconceptions about the program.

 

Restore and Recover Yoga

8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Outside in front of Tom W. Davis Clock Tower

 

In collaboration with the Collegiate Recovery Program, join us OUTDOORS 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.

Event will take place outside the NRC in front of the Tom W. Davis Clock Tower. Check-in starts at 8 p.m. and yoga flow will begin at 8:30 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, class will take place inside the NRC in room 210/220.

We encourage participants to register in advance to secure their spot, but walk-ins are welcome if space available. Registration opens on Monday, September 5 at 8 p.m. and closes at time of event. You can register here!

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 20

Art Therapy for Self-Care

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Busch House Palette Room

 

Join us anytime between 11-1p for an art therapy open house! Stop by during this open art therapy session to enjoy a break from the beginning of the semester and to learn about the importance of creative wellness while practicing self-care. Supplies will be provided in multiple mediums for students to relax, unwind, and reflect on self-care and the connection to recovery.

 

SMART Meeting

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Baker Hall 099 or via Zoom

 

SMART Recovery is a science-based program to help people manage their recovery from any type of addictive behavior. This includes addiction to substances such as alcohol, nicotine, or drugs, or behaviors such as gambling, sex, eating, self-harming, etc. SMART stands for Self-Management And Recovery Training. SMART Recovery helps participants decide if they have a problem, builds their motivation to change, and offers a set of proven tools and techniques to support recovery in a supportive environment with others.

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.

 

 

Wednesday, September 21

Practicing Mindfulness in Nature at Chadwick Arboretum

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Chadwick Arboretum (Meet at Buckeye Grove)

 

Practicing mindfulness can be overwhelming and it may be difficult to know exactly where to start. Join us for an opportunity to practice mindfulness by connecting to your senses amidst the nature of Chadwick Arboretum. We will first meet at Buckeye Grove to learn about the interconnectedness of nature and mindfulness and to gain a better understanding of how to integrate these practices into our daily life. As a group, we will walk together to the Chadwick Arboretum and individually work through an activity that taps into our senses before regrouping to debrief on our experiences. If you've been interested in mindfulness or are intrigued by the benefits of being in nature, this is the perfect event for you!

 

Please register here by September 19.

 

Not just a FAD: “Food and Alcohol Disturbance” in Party Culture

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Zoom

 

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! Join the Zoom Here.

 

CRC All Recovery Meeting

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Baker Hall 099 or via 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 22

SMART Meeting

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Baker Hall 099 or via Zoom

 

SMART Recovery is a science-based program to help people manage their recovery from any type of addictive behavior. This includes addiction to substances such as alcohol, nicotine, or drugs, or behaviors such as gambling, sex, eating, self-harming, etc. SMART stands for Self-Management And Recovery Training. SMART Recovery helps participants decide if they have a problem, builds their motivation to change, and offers a set of proven tools and techniques to support recovery in a supportive environment with others.

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.