Seahawks in Recovery

CRC Hawks: UNCW Collegiate Recovery CommunityNominate a faculty or staff member who has been supportive of your recovery here!

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.

CROSSROADS can refer you to campus and community resources, help you plan for your transition into UNCW, connect you to other students in recovery to build your network of support. CROSSROADS can also guide you in dealing with the institutional policies of UNCW, such as on-campus living, your academic affairs contacts, or financial issues .Call our office at 910.962.4136 or stop by either of our offices in DePaolo Hall #2105 or Student Recreation Center #104.

The Hundley Health Education Center in the Student Recreation Center (Room 104) is open Tuesday and Thursday evenings during the school year as a space for CRC members to hang out, study, and get to know one another. Follow us on Twitter: @UNCWCRCHawks. Here are a few of our regular events just for CRC members:

There are 12 step meetings every day in Wilmington; many are within walking distance of campus. On campus, Alcoholics Anonymous meets on Tuesdays and Narcotics Anonymous and Al-Anon meet on Wednesdays. If you would like to start an on campus meeting, please contact CROSSROADS at (910) 962-4136.

On this page, you will find information about campus resources, area 12 step meetings, and helpful links for those looking for treatment and wanting to know more about addiction.

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

Worried about relapse? Here are some warning signs.


We are seeking nominations for UNCW faculty and staff who have been allies to students in recovery – as a resource, helping to navigate bureaucracy, or just providing support or flexibility when you need it. If a faculty or staff member has been a help to you, nominate them for recognition by filling out this form or sending an email with their name and info to You can choose to be a part of honoring them in April at Seahawk Strength & Hope or to be anonymous.

Governor Pat McCrory declared Thursday, September 5th 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 the Stacie Matthewson Foundation to support development of a Collegiate Recovery Community, known on campus as CRC Hawks.

Get Connected at UNCW

Happy Hour
Thursdays, 4-6pm, Sharky's Gameroom. Will resume August 21st!
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 Meeting Before The Meeting
Fridays at 6pm, SRC 104. Will resume August 22nd!
Going to 12 step meetings in a new area can be a little intimidating, especially if you have not previously attended. Whether you’re looking for a new home group or just wanting to check things out, meet with a student in recovery to talk for a little bit and then head to a local 12 step meeting. The student will answer any questions you have to the best of their ability as well as attend the meeting with you so you won’t have to go alone. For more information, contact us or stop by either CROSSROADS office.

Seahawk Strength & Hope
Wednesday, 4/23, 4:30 pm, Wrightsville Beach Room, FSC
Join us for a monthly celebration of recovery! There will be speakers, information, students in recovery to answer questions, and snacks! This month, we are celebrating personal milestones and celebrating UNCW faculty and staff who have been helpful resources to students in recovery. Coffee and cookies will be provided, come show your support for recovery at UNCW!

Other ways to get connected:

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 CROSSROADS at (910) 962-4136.

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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