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UMass Boston Recovery Support Program

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The goal of the Recovery Support Program is to provide students in recovery with resources to support them in attaining their academic, personal, and professional goals. 

For more information or to learn how you can participate in or contribute to supporting recovery at UMass Boston please email Linda Dunphy, Director, UHS Health Education and Wellness Program, or call 617.287.5680.

Campus Recovery Support Services

Peer Support: Our collegiate recovery community (CRC)  is a network of students committed to helping one another to be successful in and out of the college environment, raising awareness of substance use and mental health issues, promoting a culture of recovery, helping to reduce stigma and increase help seeking, and advocating to enhance the resources available to students in recovery, their families and communities.  Activities include mutual support groups (12 step and other), engagement in campus events and programming, assistance with outreach and community service.

One of the most important roles of our CRC is to match individuals who are active in our community with students who want to connect with the CRC.  If you would like to be on a list of students who are willing to take this role - please let us know.  

UMass Boston Students for Recovery (SFR): In addition to activities our community has recently established a recognized student group, UMass Boston Students for Recovery, which welcomes individuals in recovery, and allies.  To learn more about SFR visit their page on SA Groups. 

Psycho-Social Support: Individual consultation on a limited or ongoing basis, relapse prevention recovery support assistance with accessing campus and community supports and referral to internal and external resources.  These services are provided by a professional staff member who has experience and expertise in substance use disorders and recovery oriented approaches. To learn more or to make an appointment please contact Linda Dunphy.

Campus wide Programming & Partnerships: Contributing to a culture of acceptance, inclusion and awareness about substance use and mental health disorders and recovery through ongoing community education, advocacy and action. Activities include campus health fairs, workshops, film screenings, book discussions, outreach events, community service and engagement. Please see our calendar for upcoming programs and events.

To learn more or to make an appointment please contact Linda Dunphy, Director, UHS Health and Wellness.