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Substance Abuse Recovery

What is Recovery?

A commitment to long term recovery from addiction.

"A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential."
--Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

What's the Recovery Community like at DePaul?

Our Recovery Community embodies the Take Care DePaul message by fostering connection and support among all interested students. By being a part of this community, students will succeed academically, socially, and personally in a safe, supportive, and collective environment. Recovery can mean different things to different people, but at DePaul, all are welcome. There are lots of ways to be involved. Email us to learn more at hpw@depaul.edu!

Recovery-Focused Housing

Starting in the Fall of 2016, DePaul is hoping to connect those students who are in recovery with each other to live in a safe environment that support the needs and of those throughout an abstinence-based recovery.

Expectations of living in the Recovery Community:

  • Commitment to their own recovery/maintaining substance-free lifestyle
  • Minimum of 60 Days of Sobriety
  • Monthly meetings/check-ins with the Alcohol & Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist ( in the Office of Health Promotion & Wellness)
  • Participation in community expectations

To learn more, and/or to express your interest, please connect with us at hpw@depaul.edu

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