The Collegiate Recovery Community believes in the effectiveness and importance of the 12-steps in treating addiction and enhancing the lives of recovering persons.
Currently, there are 12-step meetings Monday through Saturday on The University of Alabama Campus. The CRC has demonstrated support of these meetings by providing a space for housing meetings. 12-step groups currently meeting on campus are: Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA) and Al-Anon. These 12-step programs are autonomous from the CRC and follow all standards and guidelines laid out for them within the traditions of their respective program. Those interested in starting a 12-step meeting at the CRC should contact Greg Snoddgrass (205) 348-0945 about reserving space.
The CRC is also host to its own meeting, UA Recovery Night. This is a chip meeting for students and is open to the Tuscaloosa community. The event is held on Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Farrah Hall in room 120. The purpose of UA Recovery night is for students and community members to come together to celebrate an individual’s time of abstinence from his or her active addiction. This is a meeting designed to share experience, strength and hope, and also to educate people about long term recovery in an effort to break stigma and create a safe and supportive environment.
Note: 12 Step Meetings do meet when the University is closed.
Meeting Requirements for CRC Students
Students with one or more years of sobriety who are enrolled in the Collegiate Recovery Community must commit to attend at least one recovery meeting in addition to UA Recovery Night. Students with less than one year of sobriety must commit to attend a minimum of three recovery meetings a week in addition to UA Recovery Night. At least one recovery meeting is to be off-campus.