Recovery

Center for Collegiate Recovery

UTSA Roadrunner Recovery Coin

The Center for Collegiate Recovery provides comprehensive services available to all UTSA students, including recovery development and support, assessment and substance use counseling interventions, and substance use education and prevention.

Contact Us


Campus Location: John Peace Library 4.02.08

Telephone: (210) 458-8317


Our Values

Recovery Support Services

The Recovery Center offers students recovering from substance use disorders and/or other behavioral addictions the environment necessary to maintain your recovery while receiving your education. We provide support meetings, physical lounge/community room, a supportive community, one on one services, plus a few other perks.

The Roadrunner Recovery Community is student-driven and center led. We are students, allies, and friends here to support, serve, and fellowship together as we journey through college and recovery.

  • Community
  • Support
  • Service
  • Empowerment
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Wellbeing
  • Inclusiveness
  • Respect

We define recovery as a process of developing and maintaining a lifestyle free from harmful relationships with substances and addictive behaviors by striving for well-being and balance between mind, body, spirit, and social connections.

Social Justice, Equity, and Inclusion statement

We believe recovery is a deeply personal process and therefore, we respect all recovery paths. We are a community that respects and celebrates all races, ethnicities, cultures, religions, beliefs, sexualities, genders, life circumstances or experiences. In this community, we grow together.

Recovery Lounge

Find your home on campus in our Recovery Lounge where you can relax, study, hang out, or grab some coffee, snacks and other refreshments. During recovery support meetings, open to meeting attendees only.

Sober social activities

Engaging in social connection is crucial to recovery. Social activities include sober tailgates, bowling nights, game nights, etc.

Recovery counseling/coaching

Maintaining recovery can be challenging on its own. Maintaining recovery while in college, even more so. Students in recovery can request to meet with CCR’s licensed staff to help maintain recovery through short term individual counseling based on student needs.


Individual Substance Use and Addictive Behavior Support Services

The Recovery Center offers individual assessment and support for students struggling with substance use disorder. We can help you find solutions and recommendations for your individual needs.

Assessments:

UTSA students may request substance use assessments in order to determine severity of substance use issues, and identify intervention/treatment needs. This can be accomplished in as little as 1 session. Recommendations and referrals will be given based on assessment results and student goals.

Individual Support Counseling

Students who are struggling with or concerned about their substance use or other addictive behaviors such as self-harm, eating disorders, gambling, pornography use, etc., may request individual appointments to explore solutions such as harm reduction, decreasing behaviors, and setting moderation goals. Students can learn about what triggers, such as stress or anxiety, increase use or acting out behaviors, and how to develop healthier coping skills.


Recovery Support Groups

Spring Support Meetings: 
Recovery is a journey meant to be taken together. Support meetings are designed for students both in recovery and interested in recovery from substance use disorders and other addictions. You may attend in person at the Recovery Center, JPL 4.02.08. Virtual access can be found in Rowdylink


SMART Recovery

Mondays

12p-1p

SMART (self-management and recovery training) uses a tool-based approach to help you build and maintain recovery from substance use disorders and addictions.  This group is also helpful for anyone struggling with depression and/or anxiety. 


Eating Recovery

Mondays

1:30p-2:30p 

Disordered eating, eating concerns, eating disorders, etc., are all common experiences on college campuses. The Eating Recovery group helps connect students to peer support on the journey toward healing. 


S*

Mondays

6:00p-7:00p 

S* is a support meeting for all those who struggle with sexual related addictions such as porn use, compulsive sexual behavior, and love. Love addiction is a condition that causes a person to develop an unhealthy and obsessive fixation with a love interest.


Zen Recovery

Tuesdays

10:00a-11:00a 

Zen Recovery uses approach developed by Recovery Dharma and Refuge Recovery. Through mindful approaches, one can recognize the power to heal within. identifies with a substance use disorder, other addiction, and even mental health can receive help from this peer support group.  


SMART Recovery

Wednesdays

6:00p-7:00p 

SMART (self-management and recovery training) uses a tool-based approach to help you build and maintain recovery from substance use disorders and addictions.  This group is also helpful for anyone struggling with depression and/or anxiety.


Zen Recovery

Thursdays

11:00a-12:00p

Zen Recovery uses approach developed by Recovery Dharma and Refuge Recovery. Through mindful approaches, one can recognize the power to heal within. identifies with a substance use disorder, other addiction, and even mental health can receive help from this peer support group. 


All Recovery

Fridays

11:00a-12:00p 

All recovery is an open discussion group for anyone who identifies with any type of substance use disorder and/or addiction, regardless of what your chosen path to recovery is. We also welcome anyone who may identify with a mental health disorder to join this group. Come support others and be supported on your journey.


Roadrunner Recovery Celebration: First Fridays

7p-8p 

First Fridays

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Also known as birthday night, Roadrunner Recovery Celebration is a time to celebrate milestones achieved in recovery. Individuals will pick up their recovery coins or “chips” to signify and celebrate their time in recovery. We will also hear a story of experience, strength and hope from a member of the recovery community.


eCHECKUP TO GO

These self-guided brief assessment tools take about 10-15 minutes to complete and can assist you to examine and re-think your patterns of substance use. The assessment provides you thorough feedback based on your responses and personal patterns of use. These assessments are anonymous and confidential, however if you desire to review your results with a staff member, please save your eCHECKUP TO GO User Identification Number


Screen U

ScreenU is a confidential and anonymous screening tool designed to help students understand immediate and long-term risk of alcohol. It takes approximately 5-10 minutes to complete and provides motivational enhancement questions to help you develop a plan moving forward. These screening tools are completely confidential and are not linked to any identifying information.


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