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Gamecock Recovery

We promote a nurturing campus and community environment to ensure that all students in recovery can achieve academic and personal success.


Spring 2020

January 13 - May 1

Recovery Meditation & Yoga

When: Mondays 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 a certified recovery yoga instructor. These workshops are designed to incorporate mindfulness practices and tools into recovery. All are welcome. No Meditation January 20th or March 9th.

All Recovery Meetings

When: Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in Strom 301B 
When: Fridays at 12pm in Strom 301D
Where: Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center, 3rd Floor 

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 or seeking recovery. No Meetings during Spring Break:  March 11 and March 13. No Meetings during ARISE Speakers: Jan. 31, Feb 28, March 27, April 24.

SMART Recovery Meeting

When: Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.
Where: Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center, Room 301D

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. No Meeting March 12th.

Family & Friends Support Meeting

When: Fridays at 10 a.m.
Where: Russell House University Union, room 309

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. No Meeting March 13th.

This series is designed to provide a platform for recovery voices and create a community forum where students are able to explore different dimensions and perspectives on addiction and recovery. Don’t miss these amazing stories from our students in recovery!

  • January 31st in Russell House #303
  • February 28th in Russell House #201
  • March 27th in Russell House #303
  • April 24th in Russell House #205

Film Screening: Ocean Boulevard 

When: February 24th at 7pm
Where: Russell House Theater

This short film is inspired by the true events of three individuals who are now in recovery from heroin addiction.  Between opening nonprofits, working in prisons, and traveling across the state of South Carolina to share their recovery stories, William, Jonathan, and  Bobby have all gone on to do incredible work to help others in recovery.  After the screening, there will be a Q&A session on medical, legislative and educational solutions for the Opioid Epidemic.  Most importantly, they show that recovery is possible. Co-sponsored by the College of Social Work and Galen Health Fellows.

Masked Faces of Recovery 

Art Creation and Meditation: February 13th, 6-9pm, Strom 301D

Join other students in recovery and impacted by addiction in creating artwork expressing an aspect of being a student in recovery. Light refreshments will be served. Meditation led by our SAFE Project Ambassador.

Art Exhibition and Reception: March 26th, 4-6pm, Russell House Ballroom

Artwork created by students in recovery from substance use disorders to share their experiences on our campus will be on display in the Russell House lobby. Come to our opening reception to meet the artists and learn more about recovery on campus. Part of our partnership with our SAFE Project Ambassador.


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UofSC Recovery Allies

Name Department Email Keywords
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Epperson, Tabitha  Student Life staff
Childs, Mary Em  Student Life staff
Rollins, Alyssa  Student Life staff 
Hiott, Ambra Student Life staff
Spellman, Samantha  Student Life staff
Coxwell, Courtney student   student
O'Brien, Marguerite Staff   staff
Rothschild, Hayden student student
Hourigan, Aimee SAPE  staff
Ridgeway, Melissa SAPE   staff


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