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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!

Fall 2020 Meetings

As we say in recovery, we are taking this “one day at a time.” Our staff is here to support you! 

SMART Recovery

When: Mondays at noon 
Where: Zoom. Register or email hollifm@email.sc.edu  for the link

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 who are in recovery, seeking recovery, or considering making a change in their substance use.

 

All Recovery Meetings

When: Wednesdays at 6pm 
Where: Zoom. Register or email hollifm@email.sc.edu  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. No meeting on November 25, 2020.

Family & Friends Meetings

When: Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Where: Zoom. Register or email hollifm@email.sc.edu  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. No meeting on November 26, 2020. 

Recovery Yoga/Recovery Dharma Meetings

When: Fridays at 10 a.m. 
Where: Zoom. Register or email hollifm@email.sc.edu  for the link

This meeting will alternate between Recovery Yoga and Recovery Dharma. 

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 yoga poses and ends with a discussion tied to recovery and 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. No meeting on November 27, 2020.  Meetings on 9/25 and 10/2 will only be available online and not in person.

If you plan to attend either of these meetings in person at the C.A.L.M. Oasis, you will be required to:

  • Complete a COVID screening upon entering the Center for Health and Well-Being
  • Enter the Center for Health and Well-Being from the 2nd floor
  • Wear a mask at all times
  • Bring your own props if needed, as no equipment will be available in the space at this time.

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.

Southeastern Collegiate Recovery Community All Recovery Meeting

Tuesdays at 1p.m. EST on Zoom

SAFE Project Collegiate All Recovery Meetings

Mondays at 7p.m., Wednesdays at 1:30p.m., Fridays at 3p.m. 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 Young Adult Recovery Meetings

Wednesdays at 8p.m. & Thursdays at 7p.m. on Zoom

Midlands Recovery Center

Keeping It Real Recovery, Thursdays at 6:30p.m.

Recovery Dharma, Sundays at 4:30pm

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 or email hollifm@email.sc.edu 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

New Student Welcome on August 20th

Physically Distant Picnic on the Horseshoe

  • August 21st, 12-1pm. Look for the yellow balloons!

Plant Exchange

  • August 31, 11:30am - 1pm, Recovery Lounge (WFC 301B)

Virtual Art Project: Journey Beads

  • August 28th, 3-5pm

I am in Recovery. I am an Ally. I am South Carolina. Join us for these events to recognize and celebrate National Recovery Month in September! Click the link to register and receive the Zoom link.

Recovery on Campus

  • Sept. 4th, 2pm
  • View a short film created by a Gamecock Recovery alumnus followed by a panel of UofSC students in recovery.

Recovery Ally Training

  • Learn how to be an ally to fellow Gamecocks in recovery.
  • Faculty & Staff: Sept. 9, 10am-noon
  • Students: Sept. 18, 2-4pm

ARISE

  • 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. 
  • Sept. 25th, 2pm 

Masked Faces of Recovery

  • Sept. 29, 4-6pm
  • Tour an exhibit showcasing artwork of UofSC students in recovery.
  • Only UofSC students, faculty and staff who have registered will be able to attend the event in person.  If this applies to you and you are attending in person,  you will be required to:
    • Fill out this form to register. 
    • Keep your face covering on throughout the event.
    • Keep physical distance and follow the instructions of the greeter who will tell you when you can enter the exhibit to maintain a safe social distance.
    • Agree to not touch other people, artwork or surfaces.
    • If you do not agree to the previous guidelines, you may be asked to leave to protect the health and safety of everyone at the exhibit. 

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.

Join us on Zoom to talk with other students, give feedback about the program, share ideas, and hear plans from the Coordinator. Register for the Zoom link or email hollifm@email.sc.edu

Gamecock Recovery and Clemson All In Recovery will have a friendly competition this Setember! The competition will be based on attendance at the meetings and events each week along with a step challenge.

Collaborative All Recovery Meeting

Tuesday, September 8 at 6pm

Recovery Yoga

Friday, September 18 at 10am

Step Challenge

September 21 through Friday, September 25

Book Club: Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions by Russell Brand

The first five Gamecocks planning on attending the event will get a free copy of Russell Brand's book. Click here to get your copy.

The book club meeting includes students, staff and faculty from UofSC, Clemson University, University of Georgia, and College of Charleston.  This meeting is open to those in recovery, allies and those wanting to learn more about recovery.

Wednesday, September 30 at 12:30pm

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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!

Sept. 9, 10am - noon

Oct. 7, 10am - noon

Nov. 11, 10am - noon

Dec. 9, 10am - noon

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

 Sept. 18, 2-4pm

Oct. 16, 2-4pm

Nov. 13, 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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