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Recovery Support

The number of students in recovery are growing nationally and at Ursinus College.  Our efforts to support students in recovery are growing as well. 

If you are a student in recovery, or impacted by a loved one’s recovery, there are lots of options on campus for you to connect with like-minded peers and get support. 

  • Peer support group meetings; in person or on zoom
  • Individual Health and Wellbeing Coaching sessions with a staff member or a student UCrew member
  • Meditative hikes and walks
  • Yoga and mindfulness practices
  • Indoor rock climbing and other adventure activities

To sign up as interested and learn more details about the above support options - sign up here.

*Student members of Ucrew are also available as a peer resource. Check out their website and follow them on instagram @Ursinus-ucrew or on TikTok at @ursinusucrew 

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TJ IS A FOUNDING UCREW MEMBER. LISTEN TO HIM SHARE HIS JOURNEY TO RECOVERY IN AN INTERVIEW FORMAT. HE SHARES HIS STORY TO OFFER SUPPORT TO OTHERS WHO MIGHT STRUGGLE WITH THEIR USE.

 

 

 

12 Step Meetings:

Trinity Church, Main St - 12 step meetings  -Currently on Zoom due to Covid

Use this link to search for additional meetings in the area. Close-by popular areas are Phoenixville, Royersford, and Pottstown

  • Kimberton - 1330 Hares Hill Road at Centennial Lutheran Church
    • Mondays at 7pm - open
    • Tuesdays at 7pm - closed
    • Fridays at 730pm - open
  • Phoenixville:
    • 248 Church St at Grace Crossing Church on Saturday at 1pm - open
    • 710 Wheatland St at PARC on Saturday at 7pm - open
    • 37 N Whitehorse Rd at Quaker Meeting House on Sunday at 7pm - open
Group Fitness for Recovery:

The Phoenix is a nationwide movement of group fitness classes in person and online to help build community while growing inner and outer strength. The cost? 48 hours of sobriety. That’s it! Find a class near you today!

 

Unity Yoga has two locations for their recovery-based yoga practices - Manayunk and Chestnut Hill. They also have a variety of yoga practices outdoor in local parks and on zoom! Check out Mondays from 8pm-9pm - Virtual Yoga Nidra for Recovery or Tuesdays from 11am-12pm for Virtual Recovery Yoga plus many other options!

 

Anything you do for your overall health and wellness is a step in the right direction in your recovery.  Set up time in your calendar to prioritize moving the body. Take advantage of the pathways and access to the Perkiomen Trail right off campus! 

ON CAMPUS EVENTS

Health and Wellness focused events are available to all students - check them out here. Some specifics to highlight include Yoga and Journaling Workshops, Breathe/Stretch/Meditate Zoom Breaks, and Intramural sports - those are all very popular with students in recovery. 

The Student Activities Office hosts Ursinus After Dark events on nights and weekends to provide a opportunity to socialize without alcohol. These events are a great way to meet like-minded peers.

You can find these and more dates on the UC calendar or follow Prevention and Advocacy on instagram to get updates: @UCPreventionandAdvocacy