Recovery at UNC
September is Recovery Awareness Month, but resources and opportunities for UNC students in recovery are available year round.
Check out this pageto learn in greater detail about the benefits of joining the program, including housing.
This calendar helps you keep up with meetings and special events, such as sports tailgates and off-campus excursions.
Parents and families can find detailed advice and resources here.
Editor's note: The work-hard, play-hard attitude common among college students can be hard for students recovering from substance use disorder. And it can mask the problem for students who may need help.
The Carolina Recovery Program has a month of activities planned for Recovery Awareness Month designed to increase awareness and decrease the stigma associated with recovery from addiction. Recovery resources and activities are available year-round. Here, graduate student Shane Phillips shares the story of his recovery journey. If you are questioning your use, please reach out to the Carolina Recover Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shane Phillips is a graduate student in the UNC School of Social Work. He is working towards a certificate in substance use and addiction studies. And Phillips has been in sustained recovery since he was 18.
“I started using alcohol and drugs very early in life, and they immediately became a problem,” said Phillips, who is now 30. “I had been to treatment twice by the time I was 15 years old.”
His alcohol and drug use contributed to a turbulent time as a teenager. Phillips said he had switched schools four times in his high school years.