University Health Services

UMass Boston Recovery Support Program

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Recovery: A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.


Recovery at the Whitehouse: 2014


What Students Have to Say 

The goal of  the Recovery Support Program  is to provide students in recovery from a substance use or mental health disorder with non-clinical supportive resources to assist 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 Jorgensen, Director UHS Health Education and Wellness Program or call 617-287-5680.

Campus Recovery Support Services

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 and mental health disorders and recovery oriented approaches. To learn more or to make an appointment please contact Linda Jorgensen.

Peer Support: A network of students committed to recovery and 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 increase 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.  To learn more, including how to participate, please click here.

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