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.

Find out more by calling Diane at the UMass Amherst CRC, (413) 577-5188.

Based in the Center for Health Promotion, UMass Amherst’s CRC offers an array of services including:

  • UMass Recovery
  • Peer support
  • Substance-free options
  • Referrals to meetings and support services
  • Creative outlets for growth, change and healing
  • Complementary health services
  • Career planning assistance