Mustangs for Recovery


Mustangs for Recovery is a program of Campus Health & Wellbeing that uses a peer-to-peer model to provide a safe and supportive environment for students in recovery or struggling with addiction to substances and addictive behaviors. We also support students who have been directly or indirectly impacted by the substance abuse of friends or loved ones.

The purpose of Mustangs for Recovery is to offer support alternatives to those who still suffer from addiction and provide a safe place for students to discuss the ways addiction has impacted their lives.


Mustangs for Recovery is centered around 4 main elements:

  1. A community of support
  2. Recovery-oriented meetings and sober events
  3. An opportunity for leadership and service to the community
  4. A Recovery-friendly space

Students for Recovery Meeting 12-step meeting| Tuesday nights 7 - 8:00 pm | Bldg 27 Room 11

An open 12-step based discussion meeting for anyone who struggles with addiction or thinks they might be. Focused on sharing stories and finding support and connection. You don't need to be ready to share, you are welcome to come and listen and get the support you need.

Sober Happy Hour  |  First Tuesday of Every Month 6 - 7 pm  |  Bldg 27 - 11

Connect with allies of students in recovery, students currently in recovery, enjoy pizza, listen to music and get to know the support community here at Cal Poly. Feel free to join us for the meeting or just stay for the happy hour!

One-on-One Consultations|Bldg 27

If you are concerned about your own substance use, a friend or family member who uses or you're just curious about the support community. Schedule a meeting with a peer or professional staff member to talk about what recovery means, what it might look like and get resources available to you.

Peer Support: Levi Janney | | (805) 756 6181

Pro Staff Support: Kirsten Vinther | | (805) 756 6619


What is Recovery?



1. The return to or restoration of a state of health, wellness, and strength.

2. The action or process of regaining possession or control over something stolen or lost.


There are many elements that go into recovering from addiction, and we believe it can be broken down into three main components:


Abstinence from all mind-altering substances and addictive behaviors (or the desire to be abstinent).


Meaningful daily activities, connection to a community of people in recovery, and being of service to others.Nobody likes feeling alone, and loneliness is one of the main causes of addictive behaviors.


Making healthy choices that support our physical and emotional well-being. This may include activities such as meditation and exercise.



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