Thursday, April 14, 2016

EIU Collegiate Recovery Community

According to the Betty Ford Institute (2007), substance abuse recovery is defined as “A voluntarily maintained lifestyle characterized by sobriety, personal health and citizenship. With approximately 21% of the young adult population between 18 and 21 meeting the criteria for substance abuse disorders (SAMHSA), the collegiate community is a fertile ground for supporting students in recovery and positively impacting the stigma associated with addiction (ARHE, 2015).

EIU Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC)
The Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) of Eastern Illinois University provides an empowering environment where students living in, or seeking, long-term recovery from substance use disorders, mental health illness, and other quality of life concerns can successfully realize their goals of academic success and an improved quality of life. The CRC's mission is to help students maintain a sober and health lifestyle in order to fully engage in their academic, social, and personal pursuits.  In the service of this mission, the aim of the organization is to:
  • Provide a safe, supportive space for students with alcohol and drug issues to engage in sober activities with other recovering students
  • Raise awareness about long-term recovery as a viable goal for students who struggle with addiction, as well as combat the stigma associated with alcoholism and drug addiction
  • Foster supportive relationships with the friends, allies, and family members of those who struggle with addiction
If you have any questions or would like to participate in building our community contact Mike Tozer, Alcohol Prevention, Intervention, and Recovery Specialist, at or (217) 581-7786.

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