Millions of young adults each year receive treatment for substance abuse problems. Many go on to lead their life in long-term recovery from addiction. Recovery opens doors to live, learn and thrive.
“Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.”
There are many paths to recovery from substance abuse disorders: in-patient and out-patient clinical treatment, medications, peer support, faith-based approaches and more. Whatever the path, recovery is a lifestyle that contributes to the overall mental, physical, spiritual and community well-being.
A life of recovery is supported through:
Health: adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle that contributes to mental and physical well-being. For those recovering from an addiction, this includes abstaining from use of the substance.
Home: having a safe and stable place to live.
Purpose: engaging in activities that lead to independence and resources needed to be a productive member of the community.
Community: developing meaningful relationships that provide support, friendship, love and hope.
(Adapted from: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2016). Recovery and Recovery Support.)
ASU Students in Recovery
If you are a student in recovery or seeking recovery from an addiction, ASU offers support for you to maintain your long-term recovery goals.
- Recovery Rising at ASU offers:
- A network of students that meet together in a supportive environment and enjoy building friendships. Join our Facebook Group to learn more.
- For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 12-step meetings on campus - currently meeting virutually.
- Weekly information sessions on topics of interest: stress management, healthy eating, time management, study skills and more.
- Community service opportunities.
- ASU Housing offers students the opportunity to request a roommate who is in recovery. When you are signing up for housing ask about this option.
- Collegiate Recovery Housing: please contact ASU Counseling Services for a list of sober living options near your campus of residence.
- ASU Counseling Services offers counseling support to ASU students whether in recovery or seeking recovery from an addiction.
ASU Students Supporting Recovery Efforts
If you are interested in supporting the recovery efforts of ASU students, please join Friends of Recovery.