Mountaineers who are in recovery from substance use disorders can use these resources to support their recovery journey.
WVU Collegiate Recovery
The WVU Collegiate Recovery program is an on-campus resource that provides opportunities for students to make changes and live a healthy campus lifestyle. By connecting with fellow students, this group helps support and encourage all who are in recovery.
Serenity Place, the home of WVU Collegiate Recovery, is located at 628 Price Street. This safe space provides students a place for meeting, studying, relaxing, and more.
The program hosts weekly activities, events, and trainings for those interested.
CaringTXT is a free and anonymous texting service that aids students in making safer choices when drinking alcohol. Messages are sent weekly to help set goals for the weekend and follow up on those goals.
To enroll, students can text the following keywords to 412-888-0140:
- WVU student: wvustudent
- Greek Life member: wvugreeks
- Student athlete: wvuathletics
- Residence hall resident: wvureslife
Students can opt out by texting STOP.
"Connections: from CHESS Health" is a smartphone app provided by a partnership between WVU and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. This app allows West Virginia residents who are struggling with substance use disorders to talk with others and gain support through personal connection.
Those who use the app have access to discussion groups, calendar reminders, and tools to monitor their recovery progress. The app can be used with an alias to allow for anonymity.
Download the app on the App Store or Google Play.