Recovery Support

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Recovery Support

Through its Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC), UD offers support for students at any point in their recovery journey related to a variety of issues, such as alcohol or drug use, eating disorders, mental health struggles, gambling, gaming and more.

Student Wellness and Health Promotion
Warner Hall, Room 305
280 The Green

Hours of Operation:
Monday–Friday, 8:30–5 p.m.

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Recovery Events on Campus

About the Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC)

Founded in 2014, UD's CRC consists of a group of students who believe in the importance of supporting students in recovery. Students on any point in their recovery journey are welcome; we only ask that a student is actively working to maintain their recovery efforts. We also welcome any student interested in becoming an advocate for others in recovery.



  • Respect each other's beliefs and differences.
  • Show up as much as possible. We understand the busyness of college students, but ask that you be an active part of CRC, if you commit to the community. Your presence is important for your recovery, as well as the community's.
  • Please notify someone when you are unable to attend a meeting.


Return to use will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. Appropriate resources and referrals will be shared with affected students individually, and it is not mandatory that return to use be addressed in a meeting.

What We Offer

  • Weekly meetings: Tuesdays 1–3 p.m.
  • SMART Recovery meetings: Mondays, 2–3 p.m.
  • All recovery meetings
  • Peer support
  • Social events
  • End-of-year celebrations
  • Advocacy
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Training opportunities
  • Resources on and off campus

If you would like to be contacted regarding recovery support, please submit this form.

CRC Interest Form

SMART Recovery

SMART (Self Management And Recovery Training) Recovery is a global community of mutual-support groups designed to help a person make changes around substance use or other addictive behaviors. Participants help one another resolve problems with any addiction by harnessing the power within themselves to change.

SMART Recovery meetings are held Mondays, 2–3 p.m., in 301 Warner Hall.


CRC is not counseling-based. Student Wellness and Health Promotion (SWHP) provides support services and will be able to connect you with local treatment agencies if appropriate.

Crisis Help

CRC does not provide crisis services. Please use the following resources if you are experiencing a crisis.

Contact When
Dial 911 Someone's safety is involved
Center for Counseling and Student Development: 302-831-2141 During business hours
UD Helpline: 302-831-1001, option 1 Available 24/7 for victim support
UD Helpline: 302-831-1001, option 2 Available 24/7 to connect with a counselor
Other Emergency Options
Newark Recovery Response Center: 302-318-6070
Psychiatric Mobile Crisis Unit (New Castle County): 302-577-2484
Christiana Hospital: 302-733-1000
Meadowwood Hospital: 302-328-3330
Rockford Center: 302-996-5480

Local Treatment Agencies

Note that inclusion on this list does not indicate support from SWHP.


Confidentiality is governed by federal law and regulations that outline under what limited circumstances a client's treatment information may be disclosed with and without the client's consent. SWHP maintains confidentiality with the following exceptions.

  • Reporting child abuse and neglect
  • When there is imminent danger to self or others
  • With the existence of written permission from the student
  • With the existence of a valid court order.


CRC cannot guarantee confidentiality due to the group setting, though respecting confidentiality is expected, and any known breach will be appropriately addressed. Providing a safe environment is crucial to the community's success. Participants are never required to disclose information, nor is it necessary they be in recovery to be a member of CRC. Students with family members in recovery or who want to serve as advocates for those in recovery are also part of the community.

CRC meetings do take attendance, but this is never shared publicly.