Mustangs for Recovery
Mustangs for Recovery
- A community of support
- Recovery-oriented meetings and sober events
- An opportunity for leadership and service to the community
- A Recovery-friendly space
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. We offer 12-step and open recovery meetings to support the needs of our campus community.
Winter 2020 Meetings
Daily Reflections | 2:00 - 3:00pm | Bldg 27 Room 11
This is an open format recovery meeting focused on reflecting and setting intentions for the week. An introductory reflection will be read and discussion guided by Mustang for Recovery peers.
AA meeting | Students for Recovery | 7:00 - 8:00 pm | Bldg 27 Room 11
An open speaker meeting, this group utilizes the traditional AA steps and traditions and is facilitated by leaders from the program. Open to anyone who is in recovery or has a desire to know more. Speaking is never required and attendance is open to anyone. This is a great format to find out what AA does and what it does not do.
NA meeting | Students for Recovery | Coming soon! | Bldg 27 - 11
An open speaker meeting, this group utilizes the traditional NA steps and traditions and is facilitated by leadership in the program. Open to anyone who is in recovery or has a desire to know more. Speaking is never required and attendance is open to anyone. This is a great format to find out what NA does and what it does not do.
Students with Solutions | 1:00 - 2:00pm | UU room 218
In collaboration with the Pride Center, this is an LGBTQ+ centered weekly recovery meeting for students interested in recovery. Created by students in recovery to support students affected by or questioning their substance use or addictive behaviors with a focus on improving mental health. Open to any student interested in recovery, allies, and those who have been affected by addiction in any form. All are welcome regardless of gender or sexuality.
Interested in seeing another recovery focused meeting on campus? Contact Kirsten Vinther, email@example.com or 805.756.6619.
Winter 2020 Events
Crafty Hour | First Tuesday of every month | 6:00-7:00pm | Bldg 27 – 11
Join us for crafty fun and food the first Tuesday of every month! Open to all students, this is an opportunity to come learn (or develop) a craft, nosh on some mostly-healthy food, connect with other people in recovery or allies, or just get to know some of the amazing Mustangs for Recovery peers. Open to anyone who would like an opportunity to craft, eat, and be social. See our Facebook page for the craft of the month!
One-on-One Consultations | Bldg 27
If you are concerned about your own substance use, a friend or family member who uses or if 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.
Contact Mustangs for Recovery staff & peers at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @cprecovery
Kirsten Vinther, email@example.com, 805.756.6619