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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.

With heightened safety measures, Gamecock Recovery continues to provide support and services to students. Recovery support meetings, Recovery Coaching, and Recovery Ally workshops can be virtual or in person, depending on your preference. Please contact us with any questions!

Current Meetings

See below for mutual-aid meetings, trainings, and events!

No meetings during Thanksgiving Break, November 25-26th.

All Recovery Meetings

When: Wednesdays at 6pm
Where: Wellness & Fitness Center #301D & Zoom

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 UofSC students, faculty, and staff who identify as being in recovery, seeking recovery, and/or impacted by addiction in their relationships.

Ready to Make a Change?

When: Mondays at noon
Where: Zoom & Wellness & Fitness Center #316

Wondering if you have a problem? Want to cut back but not quit? Thinking about how to reduce the consequences without giving up the fun? This group is for those wanting to reflect and possibly change their substane use, without judgement or pressure to quit completely. 


Family & Friends Meeting

When: Thursdays at 10 a.m. 
Where: Zoom

Addiction affects the whole family. Meetings for students affected by a loved one's addiction provide education, resource navigation, and on-going support needed to address substance use disorder in a healthy and constructive way. 

Recovery Dharma 

When: Fridays at 3pm
Where: Zoom & CALM Oasis, Center for Health & Well-Being

 Recovery Dharma is a peer-led, grass-roots, democratically-structured organization. The mission is to support individuals on their path of recovery from addiction using Buddhist practices and principles. The Gamecock Recovery Meeting of Recovery Dharma at the University of South Carolina is a local meeting, sponsored and hosted by the Gamecock Recovery organization, to bring this approach to recovery to the university community. 

What is Recovery Coaching?

According to CCAR, "A Recovery Coach promotes recovery and removes barriers and obstacles to recovery, serving as a personal guide and mentor." Our certified Recovery Coaches can help you generate strategies, stay motivated, and connect to resources to help your recovery. Recovery Coaching is available for students in recovery from substance use disorder, those considering recovery, and those impacted by addiction in their families.

Virtual Recovery Coaching is available now! Email Kat to schedule an appointment, either virtual or in person with face coverings and physical distancing measures.

Collegiate Alcoholics Anonymous Group

Thursdays at 8PM on Zoom. Passcode: 009529 This is a closed meeting intended for those who have a desire to stop drinking.

SAFE Project Virtual Veterans All-Recovery Meetings

Wednesdays at 6PM on Zoom

Virtual Recovery Meetings by Unity Recovery + WEconnect + SOS Recovery + Alano Club

Daily at 7a.m., 9a.m., 12p.m., 3p.m., 6p.m., 9p.m., and 11p.m. EST. plus additional meetings for Women and LGBTQ+. More information.

SMART Recovery Meetings

Find SMART Meetings online: local and national

The Courage Center 

For people ages 19-26 years old seeking recovery on Wednesdays at 8p.m. at The Courage Center. Click the link above for the address.

Midlands Recovery Center

Keeping It Real Recovery, Thursdays at 6:30p.m. at Midlands Recovery Center. Click the link above for the address.

Sober Black Girls Club

SBGC hosts a support group for Black Womxn Thursdays at 8PM EST, Fridays at 4PM EST, and a Served Up Sober meeting for people who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color and Queer (LGBTQIA) on Fridays at 7PM EST.

In the Rooms Global Recovery Community

Addiction affects the whole family. Meetings for students affected by a loved one's addiction provide education, resource navigation, and on-going support needed to address substance use disorder in a healthy and constructive way. Recovery Coaching is available for students working on Family Recovery! Email for more information.

UofSC Family & Friends Meetings

When: Thursdays at 10 a.m. 
Where: Zoom

Addiction affects the whole family. Meetings for students affected by a loved one's addiction provide education, resource navigation, and on-going support needed to address substance use disorder in a healthy and constructive way

 Virtual Family Recovery Meetings by Unity Recovery + WEconnect + SOS Recovery + Alano Club:

Daily at 8p.m. EST.  

The Courage Center's Family Recovery Meeting

Mondays at 7p.m. EST.

Al-Anon Electronic Meetings

SMART Recovery Family & Friends

 Programs, Events and Speakers

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.

  • September 24 Student Voices of Recovery, Russell #305 & Zoom
  • November 19th Family Recovery Panel, Russell #305 & Zoom

Get Gamecock Recovery programming updates, provide your feedback and meet other students in recovery. First Wednesday of each month at 5pm in the Recovery Lounge, Wellness & Fitness Center #301B.

  • September 1
  • October 6
  • November 3
  • December 1

Beyond the Box: From Prison Cell to PhD

September 2 @ 4pm on Zoom

Stanford researcher Noel Vest will share his own recovery journey and the research on policy initiatives related to justice-system impacted students. Nothing is more effective at reducing recidivism than obtaining a college degree. Join us as we explore solutions addressing civil rights and public safety.

Open House

September 15 @ 4-6pm in Wellness & Fitness Center #301B

Stop by our space and grab some coffee and snacks with Gamecock Recovery staff, students, campus and community partners.

Student Voices of Recovery

September 24 @ 2pm in Russell House #305 and Zoom

Carolina students in recovery will share their strength and hope.

Recovery Tailgate

September 25 Starts 3 hours before kickoff on Greene Street

Bring the family for food, games, and fun before the football game.

Thursdays at 5:30pm in the CALM Oasis & Zoom

Will resume in the Spring based on interest.

Recovery Yoga is a yoga class open for everyone to attend. A Gamecock Recovery student and licensed yoga instructor leads the class that includes a series of poses and ends with a discussion tied to recovery and well-being.

In person limited to 6 participants with face coverings. Enter the side door of the Center for Health & Well-Being, at the top of stairs from Bull St. garage. 

Get to know other students in recovery on the rock climbing wall at the Strom Thurmond Fitness and Wellness Center! Make sure to register two days before the event by clicking on the date below, and entering the time you'd like to attend. There is a cap for 6 people, so make sure to sign up early to save your spot!

Will resume based on interest.

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UofSC Recovery Allies

Our Recovery Ally workshop helps faculty, staff, and students learn about substance use disorder, the experiences of students in recovery at UofSC, and identifying and responding to stigmatizing language. If you are interested in helping to create a campus culture that embraces recovery, join us for this interactive training!

 September 10

October 1

November 5

December 3

Each workshop is 10am to noon. Sign up through the Human Resources Training and Professional Development website.

October 15 - register here

November 12 - register here

Held on Microsoft Teams from 1:30-3:30 pm.

We will come to you! Send us an email to schedule a workshop tailored for your group or department.

If you would like to include a statement about our resources in your syllabus, please feel free to copy and paste the following:

"Gamecock Recovery is UofSC's Collegiate Recovery Program designed to support students in or seeking recovery from substance use disorder. Gamecock Recovery provides mutual-aid meetings, recovery coaching, substance free events, resource navigation and community. To get connected, email, call 803.777.5781, or view the website at The office is located in Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center Suite 301B."

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