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‘Together We Are Stronger’ is theme for WVU’s National Recovery Month

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Serenity Place at WVU offers a place for a students to gather and discuss substance use and mental health issues.

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This year's National Recovery Month theme at West Virginia University is Join the Voices of Recovery: Together We Are Stronger highlighting the notion that mental health issues and substance use affects all of us and the ongoing need to build campus and community networks that support recovery. The Collegiate Recovery Program will host events and activities in September designed to increase awareness and understanding of substance use and mental health disorders among college students and celebrate their journey and achievements. 

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Through activities centered around health, wellness, adventure, community, service and fun, the WVU Collegiate Recovery Program’s goal is to provide the support and resources necessary for students to thrive in their recovery and develop meaning and purpose as they move forward in life.”

"The Collegiate Recovery Program at WVU is a great example of how a diverse group of voices can come together to build a supportive recovery community. We look at recovery very broadly, and consequently, we attract a diverse group of students in recovery who are willing to be ambassadors for recovery at WVU. Together, these students are working to change the perception of recovery on our campus and beyond."  - Andrew Caryl, program coordinator for WVU Collegiate Recovery. 

BEST VIDEO OPPORTUNITIES: The Program will host the following activities at Serenity Place, 628 Price Street. Color My Dance, a workshop designed to assist in self-exploration through creative expression taught by certified Evans Method Modern Dance instructor Tadashi Kato and Ecstatic Dance facilitator Cecily Flight (Thursday, Sept. 5 at 4 p.m.), a Sober Tailgate during the WVU football game against Missouri (Saturday, Sept. 7, 11 a.m.) and one-hour Recovery Yoga sessions (each Tuesday, 5:45 p.m.).


WVU Collegiate Recovery

National Recovery Month

Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services

WVU Safety and Wellness

Target Audiences

  • Students in recovery
  • Friends and family of students in recovery
  • WVU students, faculty and staff
  • WVU Alumni
  • Prospective students
  • Health care providers



CONTACT: Catherine Yura
WVU Collegiate Recovery; 304.293.2547

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