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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 are all hosted virtually. Please contact us with any questions!

Spring 2021 Meetings

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

Ready to Make a Change?

When: Mondays at noon 
Where: Zoom. Register  for the link.

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. 

 All Recovery Meetings

When: Wednesdays at 6pm 
Where: Zoom. Register   for the link.

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.

Family & Friends Meeting

When: Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Where: Zoom. Register for the link.

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 10 a.m. 
Where: Zoom. Register  for the link.

 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 hollifm@email.sc.edu for the link or to schedule an appointment. In person appointments may be available this fall, based on the availability of appropriate space and the use of face coverings and physical distancing measures.

 

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 gamecockrecovery@sc.edu for more information.

UofSC Family & Friends Meetings

When: Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Where: Zoom. Register for the link.

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

Are you already involved with Gamecock Recovery?  Are you a student in recovery wanting to connect with other students who understand you or want to get involved in UofSC's Collegiate Recovery Program?  If so, join us for any or all of these events at the start of Spring Semester, 2021!

January 12- Welcome Reception

Join us in STWFC 201F to meet other students in recovery, grab a free lunch, provide your feedback or get programming updates! Drop in between 11AM and 1PM.  Can't attend in-person?  No worries- join us through zoom!

January 12- Sober Lounge Tour

Join us on Instagram Live to view the sober lounge at 2PM!

January 14- Coffee at Cool Beans at 1:30

Meet up with the coordinator and other Gamecock Recovery students for coffee at Cool Beans at 1:30PM. Email gamecockrecovery@sc.edu to let the coordinator know you want to join!

January 14- Recovery Yoga

Join us as a Gamecock Recovery student and certified yoga instructor leads a recovery yoga class from 4-5PM online.

January 20- Climbing Wall

Join other students in recovery at the Climbing Wall from 8-10PM. Make sure to register by January 18th as space is limited to only 6 participants.

January 22- Mountain Biking Trip with OREC

Join OREC as they plan an event specifically for students in recovery!  Get to know the recovery community on campus as you bike through Harbison State Forest at 1PM. Check back soon for the registration information!

January 29- Belay Clinic

Learn the skills to belay others at the STWFC climbing wall. Make sure to register by January 27 as space is limited to only 6 participants. 

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. Register for the Zoom link.

Get Gamecock Recovery programming updates, provide your feedback and meet other students in recovery.

January 12th- Drop in the STWFC 201F between 11AM and 1PM or join on Zoom.

February 2nd

March 2nd

April 6th

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.

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!

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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!

 Dec. 9, 10am - noon

Jan. 19, 10am-noon

Feb 23, 10am-noon

March 23, 10am-noon

April 20, 10am-noon

Sign up through the Human Resources Training and Professional Development website.

 

 Jan. 15, 2-4PM

Feb. 12, 2-4PM

March 19, 2-4PM

April 16, 2-4PM

Sign up.

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

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