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Substance Use Recovery

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.

CHESS Health

"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.

Campus Naloxone Locations

Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can reverse an overdose from opioid, including heroin, fentanyl and prescription opioid medications, when given in time.

The WVU Collegiate Recovery Program has installed 50 opioid overdose rescue kits, known as “Naloxboxes,” across campus. These kits contain two doses of naloxone and training materials instructing individuals how to administer the drug during an overdose. The kits were made possible through funding from the West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and WVU Collegiate Recovery Program.

  • Brooke Tower (in main lobby near RLS office)
  • Braxton Tower (near stairwell entrance and "Brew and Gold") 
  • Bennett Tower (in lobby next to RLS apartment, near front desk)
  • Lyon Tower (in hallway near JB Lounge and RLS office) 
  • Oakland Hall (in lobby near courtyard entrance) 
  • Lincoln Hall (near main lobby toward rear door and elevators) 
  • Dadisman Hall (in main lobby near rec room) 
  • Dadisman Annex (in main lobby) 
  • Stalnaker Hall (on second floor near front desk)
  • Boreman North (in hallway on the ground floor near main office)
  • Boreman South (in laundry lounge, near mailboxes)
  • Summit Hall (in lobby) 
  • Seneca Hall (in main lobby near front desk) 
  • Honors Hall (in main lobby next to front desk)
  • E. Moore Hall 
  • Mountainlair (first floor near elevators and post office)
  • Serenity Place at Arnold House (kitchen) 
  • Additional locations are currently being determined, as well.  

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