The Collegiate Recovery Community

University of Mississippi

Testimonials from students in the Collegiate Recovery Community


“Having a program like this puts me at ease about starting graduate school while maintaining sobriety.  Being a young person attempting to stay sober can be tough in college, but this program gives me the opportunity to meet others experiencing the same things as me.  I see the Collegiate Recovery Community as a vital resource for myself as I attempt to move forward and become successful!”



“The CRC has been my safe haven for the past 3 years and I am sober one more day because of it.”



“The CRC has given me the validation of knowing that college and recovery can go together since both are forms of higher learning.”



“My time with the CRC at the University of Mississippi has shown me the value, and indeed necessity, of communicating with others who share similar experiences and struggles. The Recovery Community provided me with an honest, open, and safe forum for a dialogue regarding my troubles with substance abuse with the hope that this continual discussion could lead toward a transformation as a person who is not just in ‘recovery’, but is also understanding of what this condition means in a personal sense. And this has in fact happened. Through my work with the CRC, and corresponding personal growth, I now see my vocation as working in the mental health field, particularly in the realm of substance abuse. Currently, I am pursuing an MSW, something which would have been unimaginable prior to my time with the UMRC. I am incredibly grateful for the work that they do.”



“Having a Collegiate Recovery Community on campus is like having a flashlight in the dark.  I am truly blessed to be a part of the CRC, and I am excited about our future.”