Friends of Recovery


Friends of Recovery are members of the ASU community committed to helping students in recovery thrive on campus and beyond. Recovery friends and allies provide a safe space for students to speak about recovery, learn about campus resources and explore involvement opportunities.

Recovery friends and allies:

  • listen without judgment
  • ask questions
  • refer
  • do not diagnose

Recovering 101 training

Learn about recovery, campus resources and how to become an official Friend of Recovery by attending Recovery 101 training. After completing this training, participants are invited to join the official Friend of Recovery network and will receive a Friends of Recovery decal. By displaying the Friends of Recovery decal in your office, residence hall room or on your laptop, individuals in recovery will know that you are there to help, support and connect them to resources on campus.

To request or attend a Recovery 101 training, email

Friends of Recovery directory

Individuals listed in the Friends of Recovery directory completed the Recovery 101 training and have demonstrated a commitment to helping students in recovery at ASU. Friends of Recovery directory contacts listen to students in recovery without judgment and provide support regarding services, resources and opportunities available on campus.

Friends of Recovery decal

If you see this decal, ask this Friend of Recovery about recovery resources.

Downtown Phoenix

Downtown Phoenix

Downtown Phoenix

Nika Gueci

Executive Director for University Engagement, Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience

Dean Terri Pipe

Chief Wellbeing Officer and Professor, Founding Director, Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience




Kim FrickKimberly.Frick@asu.eduAssociate Director, ASU Health Services Health Initiatives
Brenda YoungBrenda.Young@asu.eduHealth Educator Senior, ASU Health Services Health Initiatives
Karena MalkoKarena.Malko@asu.eduHealth Educator Senior, ASU Health Services Health Initiatives
Karen MosesKaren.Moses@asu.eduDirector, Wellness and Health Promotion, ASU Health Services Executive Team
Jessica KeeneJessica.Keene@asu.eduProgram Manager, ASU Health Services Health Initiatives
Dr. Aaron KrasnowAaron.Krasnow@asu.eduAssociate Vice President of ASU Counseling and Health Services
Jack VitalseyJack.Vitalsey@asu.eduHonors Academic Advisor, Barrett Honors College - Academic Advising
Dawn RendellDawn.Rendell@asu.eduAssistant Dean of Students, Barrett Honors College - Student Engagement
Michelle LoposkyMloposky@asu.eduAssistant Director, Pat Tilman Veterans Center
Kellyn JohnsonKellynJohnson@asu.eduCoordinator Senior, Student and Cultural Engagement
Jade SilvaJade.Silva@asu.eduDirector, Student and Cultural Engagement
Amber MackAmber.D.Mack@asu.eduAcademic Success Specialist, Collage of Liberal Arts and Sciences




Shawn BanzhafShawn.Banzhaf@asu.eduSpecialist Senior, Miltary Advocate, Pat Tillman Veterans Center

ASU recovery resources for students

ASU Counseling Services

ASU Counseling Services offers confidential time-limited professional counseling and crisis services for students experiencing emotional concerns, problems in adjusting, and other factors that affect their ability to achieve their academic and personal goals.

Support Available 24/7.

In the case of any life threatening emergencies always remember to contact 911.

In the case of a mental health emergency contact ASU Counseling during business hours, or EMPACT after hours (480-921-1006) or contact the crisis textline: Text HOME to 741741.

The ASU Community link is a great place to find support off campus from providers that have experience working with the college age population.

Community recovery resources

Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family

Salt River Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous – Serving Phoenix & Scottsdale

Narcotics Anonymous Meeting Search