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Call: 910.962.4136

Visit: Rec Center #104 and
DePaolo #2105

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Twitter: @UNCWCRCHawks

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CRC Events

The Ripple Effect
Wednesdays at 11am, Longleaf Pines Room, a peer support group for students who have been affected by addiction in their families and close relationships.

Recovery Rockfest
August 29th, Kenan Auditorium
A substance free folk/rock concert in celebration of recovery and for those who desire a substance free lifestyle. A portion of funds will go to support UNCW's CRC!

Open Hours & Weekly Dinner
Tuesdays, 5-9pm, SRC 104. Stop by the Hundley Center in SRC 104 for free pizza and good company!

Seahawk Strength & Hope
November 17th
4pm, Clocktower Lounge, FSC
Join us for UNCW's monthly celebration of recovery with speakers and snacks!

UNCW's Inaugural Celebrate Recovery Day

Congrats to the CRCHawks for their mentions in the Huffington Post!

Time to Recover


Local 12 Step Meetings

There are 12 step meetings every day in Wilmington, many within walking distance of campus. Currently, students have started one on campus meeting:

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Open campus meeting Tuesdays at 5:30 pm in TL 2014
This meeting will move to SRC 114 starting August 18th.

The Meeting Before The Meeting
Looking for company for an off campus 12 step meeting? We have students willing to go with you! Call 910.962.4136 to get connected.

Interested in starting a new campus meeting?
Contact Jen Cervi or call 962.4136!


Nominate a faculty or staff member who has been supportive of your recovery here!

Looking for statistics? Check out our newest data from the Fall 2012 Substance Use Survey or our UNCW Statistics page.

Group picture of the CRC Hawks

There are many resources at UNCW for students in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, gambling addiction, and those affected by other people's addiction.On this page, you will find information about campus resources, CRC events, area 12 step meetings, and helpful links for those looking for treatment and wanting to know more about addiction.

Mission of the Collegiate Recovery Community at UNCW

Our mission is to provide a supportive community where students in all areas of recovery and in hopes of recovery can achieve academic success while enjoying a genuine college experience, free from alcohol and other drugs.

The Collegiate Recovery Community provides:

  • A supportive community within the campus culture that reinforces the decision to disengage from addictive behaviors
  • Educational opportunities alongside recovery support to ensure that students do not have to sacrifice one for the other
  • Accountability for students in recovery that comes from self, peers, and higher education staff
  • A normative college experience for students in recovery apart from the culture of drinking/use that is present on today's campuses
  • A comprehensive network, support services, and cohesive, vibrant community to students in recovery, in hopes of recovery, and those who support recovery.

What we can do

  • Provide a supportive, peer group for students in recovery
  • Provide weekly case management and academic advising
  • Connect students with resources on and off campus
  • Provide opportunities for personal growth and development
  • Support the unique challenges and struggles that students in recovery experience
  • Sponsor fun sober social activities both on and off campus
  • Provide meeting space for mutual support group meetings
  • Hold students accountable to their individual recovery plan
  • Challenge students to experience new activities both as individuals, as well as, part of a community
  • Build school spirit via sober UNCW traditions
  • Connect students with service work opportunities
  • Connect students with UNCW Alumni in Recovery for personal/professional mentorship
  • Provide opportunities for Leadership and Professional development
  • Support students in their post-graduation plans
  • Help students find supportive housing

Get Connected at UNCW

August 15th - September 4th
UNCWelcome offers you a wide variety of entertaining and engaging social activities as well as informative events designed to acquaint you with your new community and to prepare you for the academic year. This is your opportunity to participate in meaningful and exciting activities and make some new friends as we start the fall semester. We encourage you to check out the comprehensive list of events in this
booklet and attend the events. Don't miss the Hypnotist or Rock the Rec!

Happy Hour
Thursdays, 4-6pm, Sharky's Gameroom
Yes, there is such thing as happy hour in sobriety!  A great way to connect with other students in a friendly, social, sober environment. There's free food and games every week and different sponsors bring t-shirts, prizes, and more!

The Ripple Effect
Wednesdays at 11am, Longleaf Pines Room, FUU #1041
A peer support group for students who have been affected by addiction in their families and close relationships. If you would like to talk to someone about the group during the summer, contact Lauren at 910.962.4136.

Seahawk Strength & Hope
October 28th and November 17th, 4pm, Clocktower Lounge, Fisher Student Center
Come celebrate recovery with other CRCHawks and show why you support recovery from drug and alcohol dependence. There will be speakers, information, students in recovery to answer questions, coffee and cookies! Sponsored by CROSSROADS and UNCW’s Collegiate Recovery Community.

Other ways to get connected:

  • Volunteer with CROSSROADS or come to a program! Details on our Events page or send an email to be added to our weekly email list.
  • Get involved with UNCWeekends, sponsoring fun, sober social events every weekend!
  • Join one of UNCW's over 220 Student Organizations!

Area Meetings

There are 12 step meetings every day in Wilmington; many are within walking distance of campus. If you would like to start an on campus meeting, please contact Jen Cervi at (910) 962-4136.


Worried about relapse? Here are some warning signs.

Governor Pat McCrory declared Thursday, September 5, 2013 as Collegiate Recovery Community Day in the state of North Carolina. Members of UNCW’s CRC participated in the signing, along with groups from UNC Charlotte, UNC Chapel Hill, and Duke University.

UNCW CROSSROADS has received a grant from Transforming Youth Recovery to support development of a Collegiate Recovery Community, known on campus as CRC Hawks.

Treatment Information

If you would like a referral to a local inpatient or outpatient treatment program, please check the local phone book or consult SAMSHA's Treatment Finder service. UNCW does NOT endorse any local treatment program over another.

Links for Recovering Students:

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