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Substance Abuse Prevention and Education

Gamecock Recovery

Through peer-based mutual aid meetings, individualized coaching support, sober social events, and community-level advocacy, we promote a nurturing campus and community environment to ensure that all students in recovery can achieve academic and personal success.

You're In Recovery When You Say You Are

However you define your recovery, Gamecock Recovery is here for you. We embrace all pathways of recovery, strengthening the relationships, resources, and services that have already been working for you. 

Peer-Based Mutual Aid Meetings

Mutual aid meetings facilitate the exchange of recovery skills, sharing of challenges, and celebration of successes among people with similar experiences. We offer a variety of recovery meetings throughout the week—including moderation support, meditation and mindfulness practice, boundary-setting, and self-care—facilitated by students like you. 

Fall 2023 Meeting Schedule

Gamecock Recovery meetings are not held during the summer term. We will reopen our regular schedule on August 28, 2023. Please consult the academic calendar for more information.

Mondays 12-1 pm
Carolina Coliseum 4003

Wondering how to reduce the consequences of your substance use, without giving up the good parts? Not sure where to start? Ready To Make a Change is a harm-reduction meeting for those wanting to reflect and possibly change their substance use, without pressure to quit.

Tuesdays 4-5 pm
CALM Oasis (CHW 215)

Mindfulness, acceptance, and compassion are critical tools in our journey. Recovery Dharma offers a peer-led, non-theistic approach to recovery based on Buddhist principles. Each meeting consists of a guided meditation, readings of Buddhist-inspired literature, and sharing. 

This meeting is hosted by Gamecock Recovery volunteers, to bring this approach to the USC community. We utilize meeting materials from Recovery Dharma but are not affiliated with the organization. 

Wednesdays 6-7 pm
Carolina Coliseum 4003

Each person’s path is unique and reflects their personal strengths. Bringing people together from multiple recovery pathways, All Recovery meetings focus on the hope and healing found in recovery, provide an opportunity to learn from varying perspectives, and increase connection with others who strive to maintain a recovery lifestyle.

This is a "closed meeting," intended for students who identify as being in recovery or seeking recovery. Visitors are welcome at any of our other meetings and events.

Thursdays 5-6 pm
Carolina Coliseum 4003

Addiction is a family disease. That's Some BS! meetings are an opportunity to learn together strategies to take care of ourselves, heal our hurt, protect our boundaries, and become healthy individuals—regardless of the choices our loved ones are making.

Open to all students whose relationships have been impacted by addiction and toxic expectations.

Recovery Coaching

Recovery coaches are collaborative partners in the recovery process, trained to support people in recovery as they build confidence, sustain motivation, overcome barriers and connect to recovery resources. Recovery coaching is free for students in recovery from substance use disorder, those considering recovery, and those impacted by addiction in their relationships.

Fill out our self-referral form to get connected to a coach or to learn more.

Education and Advocacy

Our Addiction and Recovery-Informed Seminar series (ARISE) provides a platform for recovery voices and creates a community forum to explore different dimensions and perspectives on addiction and recovery.

Find upcoming events on the university events calendar.

Watch recordings of our past events on YouTube.

Through Recovery Ally workshops, Gamecock Recovery strives to empower students, faculty and staff to make campus more accepting, engaging, and supportive of students in recovery from substance use disorder. Learn to confront myths about substance use disorder, support someone in early recovery, and advocate for a recovery-oriented campus culture.

Find upcoming student workshops on the university events calendar.

Faculty & Staff can register for upcoming sessions through the Human Resources Training and Professional Development calendar.


Substance Abuse Prevention and Education

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