Collegiate Recovery Community at Central Piedmont Community College

In addition to the normal struggles with coursework, relationship issues, and working on their recovery program, students in recovery also have to contend with the college environment, which is often unofficially organized around alcohol and other drug use. The Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) offers an alternative. It provides a supportive environment within the campus culture that reinforces the decision to disengage from addictive behaviors. It provides a community of peers with shared experiences, goals and values around recovery. It offers an educational opportunity alongside recovery support to ensure that students do not have to sacrifice one for the other. It reinforces accountability for recovering students that comes from self, peers and higher education staff. And finally, it provides a normative college experience for individuals in recovery apart from the culture of drinking/substance use that is present on today’s campuses.

The CRC meets every Monday at 11:30 a.m. to plan events and fellowship.  The meeting is on Central Campus in Worrell 1130.  The CRC has Support Group Meetings on Tuesday from 2 until 3 p.m., on Wednesday from noon until 1 p.m. and on Thursday from 3:30 until 4:30 p.m.  These meetings are also held on Central Campus in Worrell 1130 and are student led. Students can engage with and seek support from other students fighting the same battles as well as have access to supportive faculty and staff members on Central Campus. The program is designed to assist these students with any struggles they may have in maintaining sobriety while being a successful college student.

For more information about the CRC, contact Tony Beatty at tony.beatty@cpcc.edu or at 704-330-2722, extension 3481.

Collegiate Recovery Community at CPCC

In addition to the normal struggles with coursework, relationship issues, and working on their recovery program, students in recovery also have to contend with the college environment, which is often unofficially organized around alcohol and other drug use. Collegiate Recovery CommunityThe Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) offers an alternative. It provides a supportive environment within the campus culture that reinforces the decision to disengage from addictive behaviors. It provides a community of peers with shared experiences, goals and values around recovery. It offers an educational opportunity alongside recovery support to ensure that students do not have to sacrifice one for the other. It reinforces accountability for recovering students that comes from self, peers and higher education staff. And finally, it provides a normative college experience for individuals in recovery apart from the culture of drinking/substance use that is present on today’s campuses.

The CRC meets every Monday at 12:15 p.m. to plan events and fellowship.  The meeting is on Central Campus in Worrell, Room 1130.  The CRC has Support Group Meetings on Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and on Thursday from 12:30 to  1:30 p.m.  These meetings also are held in Worrell, Room 1130. Students can engage with and seek support from other students fighting the same battles as well as have access to supportive faculty and staff members on Central Campus. The program is designed to assist these students with any struggles they may have in maintaining sobriety while being a successful college student.

For more information about the CRC, contact Tony Beatty at tony.beatty@cpcc.edu or at 704-330-2722, ext. 3481.

 

Learn About the Collegiate Recovery Community

The Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) at Central Piedmont Community College is a program for students who are in recovery from addictive disorders including alcohol, drugs and eating disorders. Students can engage with and seek support from students fighting the same battles as well as have access to supportive faculty and staff members on Central Campus. The program is designed to assist these students with any struggles they may have in maintaining sobriety while being a successful college student.  The CRC meets weekly on Wednesday at noon in Belk 5107.  In addition, the CRC has established a 12 Step Model Support Group meeting that meets Thursday at noon in Belk 5101.

For more information about the CRC contact Tony Beatty at tony.beatty@cpcc.edu or at 704.330.2722, extension 3481.

You’re Invited to a Film Screening on Oct. 2

The Collegiate Recovery Community will host a screening of “The Anonymous People” on October 2, 2014 from 2 until 4:30 p.m.  The event will take place on Central Campus in the Elizabeth Classroom Building, Room 1106.  A The Anonymous Peopledescription of the movie is below:

“The Anonymous People” is a documentary film about the more than 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. Deeply entrenched social stigma have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. The vacuum has been filled with sensational mass media depictions of people with addiction that perpetuate a lurid fascination with the dysfunctional side of what is a preventable and treatable health condition. Just like women with breast cancer, or people with HIV/AIDS, a grass roots social justice movement is emerging. Courageous addiction recovery advocates have come out of the shadows and are organizing to end discrimination and move toward recovery-based solutions.  The moving story of The Anonymous People is told through the faces and voices of citizens, leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, public figures, and celebrities who are laying it all on the line to save the lives of others just like them. This passionate new public recovery movement aims to transform public opinion, engage communities and elected officials, and finally shift problematic policy toward lasting solutions.

After the movie a community leader in the recovery movement will lead a discussion of how to advocate while maintaining anonymity.

This event is open to all CPCC students, faculty and employees, especially those who consider themselves to be an advocate for people in recovery.

 

Got Recovery? Need a Meeting?

The Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) at Central Piedmont Community College is a student club for students who in recovery from addictive disorders including alcohol, drugs and eating disorders. Students can engage with and seek support from students fighting the same battles as well as have access to supportive faculty and staff members on Central Campus. The program is designed to assist these students with any struggles they may have in maintaining sobriety while being a successful college student.

As part of creating safe spaces for recovering students, the CRC has established two weekly, 12-Step Support Group Meetings on Central Campus.  These meetings are open for any student in recovery.  The meetings are held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday and at noon on Thursday on Central Campus in Belk 1100.  Come in the front of the Belk Building and turn left at the elevator and the room is immediately on the left.

For more information contact Tony Beatty, CRC Faculty Advisor, at tony.beatty@cpcc.edu or Jeff King at jking032@email.cpcc.edu.