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September is National Recovery Month

August 31, 2022

Editor's Note: This news was shared by Student Wellness

Recent studies indicate that approximately 1 in 8 college students meet criteria for substance use disorders. Fortunately, collegiate recovery groups are gaining traction as students re-evaluate their relationship with alcohol and other drugs. Students in recovery are committed to awareness, de-stigmatization, and alternative programming efforts across campuses nationwide—and UNC-Chapel Hill’s Carolina Recovery is no different. Carolina Recovery is comprised of a Student Wellness staff-led Collegiate Recovery Program and corresponding student group, the Carolina Recovery Community. 

September 1 marks the beginning of National Recovery Month, which celebrates and honors those in recovery and healing from substance use and other mental health concerns—like the efforts to celebrate recoveries from other health conditions like heart disease and diabetes.

This month, Carolina Recovery will celebrate with Puppies in the Pit on Wednesday, Sept. 7. They are also planning an event for the Carolina campus later in September. Details about this event will be available soon via Student Wellness and Healthy Heels social media. 

If you have questions or would like more information about Carolina Recovery, please contact the Collegiate Recovery Programs Coordinator, Victoria Cooper, at recovery@unc.edu or vlcooper@unc.edu.

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