Office of Student Life

Student Wellness Center

Collegiate Recovery

What is Collegiate Recovery? 

The Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE) defines a Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) is a college or university-provided program that includes a supportive environment within the campus culture. CRPs reinforce the decision to engage in a lifestyle of recovery from addiction/substance use disorder. It is designed to provide an educational opportunity alongside recovery supports to ensure that students do not have to sacrifice one for the other.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines recovery as a process of change through which people improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential.

The four major dimensions of recovery are:

  • Health—overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) or symptoms and making informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional well-being.
  • Home—having a stable and safe place to live.
  • Purpose—conducting meaningful daily activities and having the independence, income, and resources to participate in society.
  • Community—having relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope.

National Resources

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE) 

SMART Recovery mutual aid support meetings

Refuge Recovery meetings 

Recovery Dharma meetings based in Buddhist practices

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

In the Rooms all pathways meetings


Columbus Resources

Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS)

Franklin County Public Health Recover for Life

Ohio Recovery Housing

Central Ohio NA Meetings

Central Ohio AA Meetings

The PEER Center

Ohio Department of Health Project DAWN

Harm Reduction Ohio Naloxone

Safe Point through Equitas Health 


Ohio State Services

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center | Talbot Hall | 614-257-3760
Ohio State Wexner Medical Center | Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient | 614-257-3760
Student Life Student Advocacy Center | | 614-292-1111
Student Life Counseling and Consultation Service | | 614-292-5766      
Student Life Disability Services | | 614-292-3307
Student Life Student Health Services | | 614-292-4321
Ohio State Narcan Access and Harm Reduction Training