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Gamecock Recovery

We promote a healthy lifestyle and learning environment through education, advocacy and social events, so that every USC student in recovery has support and a chance for personal growth.

Ongoing Events

Tuesday Family & Friends Support Meeting

When: Tuesdays at 2 p.m.
Where: Russell House University Union, room 303

Friends & Family Support understands that addiction affects the whole family. This weekly group meeting for students affected by a loved one's addiction provides education, resource navigation, and on-going support needed to address substance use disorder in a healthy and constructive way. This is a CLOSED meeting, intended only for students who are affected by a loved one's substance and/or co-occurring mental health conditions.

 

Wednesday All Recovery Meeting

When: Wednesdays at 12 p.m.
Where: Russell House University Union, room 303

All Recovery meetings are based on the idea that there are great benefits to bringing people together from multiple recovery pathways. This meeting honors all pathways to recovery, acknowledging that each person’s path is unique and reflects their personal strengths. These meetings are an opportunity for social support that focuses on the hope and healing found in recovery and to connect with others who are initiating and maintaining a recovery lifestyle. This is CLOSED meeting, intended only for students, faculty, and staff who identify as being in recovery.

Wednesday Recovery Meditation

When: Wednesdays at 3 p.m.
Where: C.A.L.M. Oasis, Center for Health and Well-Being 

Recovery Meditation is a weekly meditation workshop facilitated by our Recovery Coordinator. These workshops are designed to incorporate mindfulness practices and tools into recovery. All welcome.

 

Thursday SMART Recovery Meeting 

When: Thursdays at 5 p.m.
Where: Strom 301B

Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART Recovery) provides self-empowering, science-based mutual aid for abstaining from any substance or activity addiction.  The SMART Recovery approach centers on helping individuals enhance and maintain motivation to abstain from addictive behaviors, cope with urges, manage thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and cultivate lifestyle balance. This meeting is intended only for students.

 

Happier Hour

When: Thursdays at 6 p.m.
Where: Strom 301B

Happier Hour is a weekly student gathering for members, allies and prospective members to connect, share support, and make social plans. A Gamecock Recovery business meeting will be held at the first Happier Hour of each month. Snacks, tea and coffee provided. All welcome.

 

 

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UofSC Recovery Allies

Name Department Email Keywords
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Epperson, Tabitha  Student Life eppersot@email.sc.edu staff
Epting, Emily Student Life    
Childs, Mary Em  Student Life childsm@mailbox.sc.edu staff
Rollins, Alyssa  Student Life alyssavr@mailbox.sc.edu staff 
Hiott, Ambra Student Life ambrayar@mailbox.sc.edu staff
Spellman, Samantha  Student Life spellmas@mailbox.sc.edu staff
Coxwell, Courtney student   student
O'Brien, Marguerite Staff   staff
Rothschild, Hayden SAPE haydentr@email.sc.edu staff
Hourigan, Aimee SAPE ahouriga@mailbox.sc.edu  staff
Johnson, Deandra SAPE sape@sc.edu  staff
Preston, Jenna SAPE    
Ridgeway, Melissa SAPE ridgewm@mailbox.sc.edu   staff
Terry, Lindsey SAPE    
Whipple, Lindsay SAPE sape@sc.edu   staff


 

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