Collegiate recovery communities
College alcohol and other drug use is a serious problem that affects virtually every aspect of campus life.
Classes, residence halls and off-campus living, work, school events and informal socializing all can be overwhelming to people in recovery and those struggling with addictions.
Collegiate recovery communities (CRCs) provide a nurturing, affirming environment within the university setting, helping people achieve their academic, personal and professional goals.
In a CRC, all members of the community in recovery are supported and valued, reducing stigma associated with addiction and recovery, and increasing support systems to create a recovery-friendly campus.
Based in the Center for Health Promotion at UHS, UMass Amherst's CRC offers an array of services including: