Recovery is a process of change through which people improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential.

Remission vs Recovery

Remission is when people with severe and chronic substance use disorders overcome their illness and begin to regain health and social function.

Recovery is when those positive changes and values become a part of a voluntarily adopted lifestyle.

National Recovery Month

A national observance that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) holds every September to educate Americans that substance use disorder treatment and mental health services can enable those witha  mental and/or substance use disorder to live healthy and rewarding lives.

The Recovery Month provides a host of resources that can be used to help promote the observance.

National REcovery Month

Personal Stories

Read the personal stories of people recovering from mental and/or substance use disorders.

Road to Recovery Series

The Road to Recovery is an eight episode series featuring panels of nationwide experts from the field of recovery.

Collegiate Recovery Community

The Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) is a program designed to support TU students that are in or seeking recovery from alcohol and other drug addictions. The CRC and its programs allow students to have an authentic college experience while maintaining their recovery.

Tigers in Recovery are:

  • Committed to their individual recovery goals
  • Engaging in service to the university and local communities
  • Connected socially with each other
  • Invested in thriving academically


  • Peer to Peer Support: Meet, Greet, and Gather
  • Collaborate with other student groups
  • Promote alcohol and drug free social events
  • Educate the university community on addiction and recovery

Interested in joining this community? Contact Emily Sears at or by calling 410-704-5097.