Health & Wellness Promotion

Addiction Recovery Support
Recovery Support Meetings

Fall 2017

Weekly planning/networking meetings are every Thursday from 3pm-4pm. Check the events calendar for locations.

The Office of Health and Wellness Promotion hosts weekly addiction recovery meetings on campus that alternate between planning meetings and developmental/support meetings. While there are a number of community resources and 12-step programs in Indianapolis, this meeting offers a convenient on-campus location and is not affiliated with any particular 12-step, clinical, or religious program. Meetings are also open to recovery allies, friends, and family.

Meeting Time and Location

Weekly planning/networking meetings are every Thursday from 3pm-4pm. Check the events calendar for locations.

Meeting Format

The meeting is a semi-strucutred opportunity to check-in and answer the question "How are things going this week?" The support meeting is not the same thing as group counseling. Visit the CAPS website for more information on group counseling and other psychological services avaialble to students. The meeting is driven by peer sharing, and is facilitated by a Recovery Coach. Planning meetings are led by the student Program Assistant.

Who can attend the support meeting?

The meeting does not focus exclusively on alcohol and other drugs. Anyone who deals with issues of addiction and addictive tendencies can benefit from the interpersonal support provided by the meetings. We believe the program can accommodate anyone who uses the language of addiction to describe their challenges, keeping in mind that the meeting provides social support and is not a form of treatment or counseling. Recovery allies, friends, and guests are welcome to join.

We respect confidentiality

While we cannot gaurentee anonymity in this non-clinical student-led space, we respect confidentiality and ask all attendees to keep participants' information and stories private. We do not require students to sign in or provide any identifying information to participate.

Can I observe a meeting?

You do not have to be in recovery yourself to attend a meeting. But, rather than sitting back and obseving, we encourage you to share your interest in recovery by giving input during the planning meetings and engaging in discussion during developmental/support meetings. After all, no one is ever done growing and improving their own life. These meetings will probably not satisfy requirements if you have been instructed to attend an AA meeting for a class assignment or court order.

Other accomodations

We provide light snacks at meetings, and we'll post to social media if we're planning something more substantial like a dinner or social outing.