Substance Misuse Prevention and Recovery Community Support
Within the Wellness Center, we have professional staff that offer confidential and judgement-free consultation on recovery for you, your peers, partners, or family members. Changing the norms around how we look at substance misuse and recovery is only the beginning to creating a thriving and healthy community at CWU.
The Wellness Center offers support groups, safe and confidential space for recovery gatherings, recovery ally training, and substance free events!
Check out the quarterly Wildcat Wellness Newsletter:
Stay up to date and read the 2021 Drug Free Schools and Campuses Notification
For more information about becoming an ally or your own recovery journey, email Wellness@cwu.edu
- Recovery Ally Training
The Wellness Center’s L.E.A.D. Recovery program is offering several Recovery Ally training sessions throughout the academic year to help students, faculty, and staff learn how to support people in recovery from substance use disorders and build a recovery supportive community on campus.
The two hour-long training will provide attendees with education to better understand the process of recovery, help confront stigma related to addiction and utilize appropriate language when discussing substance use disorders. Participants will also learn about available resources at CWU and in the surrounding county and best practices to help those in need access services.
If you are interested in registering for a training or arranging an independent training session for a group or organization, please reach out to Elizabeth Patti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Peer Led Support Group
Support groups for L.E.A.D. Recovery are held on Tuesdays from 4pm-5pm in the Wellness Center lounge (SURC 256). These groups are open, meaning that you can join at any point in the quarter! L.E.A.D. Recovery support groups are open to all students in substance use recovery, interested in changing behaviors, those impacted by others substance use, and recovery allies. Groups are not considered therapy groups and should not be considered substance use treatment. Rather, they are a free space for students to exchange ideas and support to one another.
- Late Night Substance Free Activities
The Wellness Center sponsors multiple late night substance free activities and programs throughout the academic year. While these events will be advertised on social media and other forms of advertisement, the Wellness Center is also home to the “Substance Free Event” sticker available for campus use to create an atmosphere of recovery friendly spaces. Below you can find downloadable versions of the image for your use.
If you would like to request collaboration on late night substance free programming or have an idea, please email Elizabeth Patti at email@example.com.
Download the Substance Free Event Image (Black font)
Substance Free Event Image (White font)
- Recovery Resources
College Drinking: Changing the Culture-Visit the Website
College Aim- Visit the Website
Facts on College Student Drinking- View the PDF
National Social Norms Center- Visit the Website
Prevention & Control Program- Visit the Website
Vaping Prevention & Control-Visit the Website
Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board- Visit the Website
National Institute on Drug Abuse- Visit the Website
Truth- Visit the Website
Youth Opioid Abuse Prevention- Visit the Website
Washington State Data & Resources Dashboard- Visit the Website
Washington State Safe Medication Collection Sites- Visit the Website
Public Health & Risk Reduction
Never Share Syringe Exchange-Visit the Website
Washington Recovery Help Line- Visit the Website
Healthy Youth Survey- Visit the Website
Substance Abuse Prevention for Kittitas County-Visit the Website
National Center for Responsible Gaming-Visit the Website
National Council for Problem Gambling- Visit the Website
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