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Our Services

All UTSA students are welcome to take advantage of any of the services listed below. For more information, contact CCR via phone at 210-458-8317 or by email at The following services will be offered during the 2017-2018 school year:

Recovery Support Services

Our Collegiate Recovery Community participates in weekly on campus recovery meetings. We recognize the importance of ongoing care and CCR Staff is available for individual support as well.

SMART Recovery group (Self-Management and Recovery Training) This is a group that will be offered to students who may be struggling with substance use issues, but do not identify as being in recovery at the present moment. This group teaches skills to manage thoughts, feelings and behaviors as well as urges to use.

Open AA Meeting (12 step) This is an AA meeting that is open to the public, but is mostly attended by UTSA students. It is held in room 1.806 next door to CCR on Friday nights at 7:00pm.

Individual Support Services

We recognize the importance of ongoing care and CCR Staff is available for individual support as well. One-on-one sessions and recovery coaching with a licensed counselor are available to students struggling with substance use. This is short-term and the number of sessions is based on student need. Students can learn skills to manage stress and anxiety that may be contributing to substance use or receive referrals for treatment in the community if necessary.


BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students) This is an online assessment followed by a one-on-one meeting with staff. The program consists of 2 sessions in which students will meet with a counselor for a consultation and then take an online assessment. Students will meet with staff again in 2 weeks to go over the results. The purpose of this program is to enable students to make informed choices about alcohol that will ensure personal and academic success. It teaches harm reduction methods and protective strategies that will be useful for reducing alcohol-related consequences.

CASICS (CAnabis Screening and Intervention for College Students) This is the same program as BASICS, but focuses on cannabis use. Students may participate in one or both of these as necessary.

SASSI (Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory) This is a brief questionnaire that is completed at the CCR office that attempts to determine if key features of drug or alcohol abuse are present. This can be done in one session and is intended for use with students that appear to have more significant substance use issues than those being referred for BASICS or CASICS.

Early Recovery Program

We have a program designed to meet the needs of students wishing to explore their relationship with substances or addictions. Utilizing a personal Recovery Plan to meet each students needs we provide structure and support as you start the recovery process at UTSA.

Bridge Program

Transitioning to a life in recovery can be challenging. For students in their first semester or with under 90 days of healthy recovery, we offer additional care. Along with attending recovery meetings, students are matched to a peer mentor at CCR and receive individual support twice a month.

Educational Workshops

In order to meet the needs of our diverse student body we offer practical education on substance use and recovery. Some of these include Marijuana: Myth vs. Fact, Marijuana: Healthy Coping Strategies, Relapse Prevention and Recovery Messaging Training. These presentations are available upon request.

Student Organization

Students for Recovery is a Registered Student Organization that hosts sober events and activities and is open for students in or seeking recovery, students who have been affected by substance use, students who are allies of students in or seeking recovery, and students who are seeking a sober lifestyle. Our mission is to provide students in SFR with a community that provides support around recovery. We are also advocates for reducing the stigma surrounding addiction and fostering recovery-oriented conversations and practices.

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