Collegiate Recovery and Intervention Services (CRIS) provides a comprehensive continuum of care for students with substance use concerns. Services range from prevention, awareness, and exploration of consequences for high risk behaviors to a supportive, safe, and engaging environment that supports students seeking or contemplating recovery.

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Join Our Community

The first step in collegiate recovery is to connect with others who have experienced a similar journey. Our community is filled with unique individuals who have one thing in common and that is their lived experience. Our community exists to support each other while celebrating recovery and the unity that comes from fellowship. We would love to have you join our family in the CRC!
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Collegiate Recovery Scholarships

Collegiate Recovery and Intervention Services offers scholarships to students pursuing early recovery on campus. Scholarships are an important aspect of the support we provide to students. We rely upon the generous support of donors to assist students in early recovery. Returning to campus following treatment and maintaining progress toward degree completion are significant recovery scholarships initiatives.

Sober Tailgate

The Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) tailgate is located on the Quad, steps away from Denny Chimes and University Boulevard. Yellow balloons, a concert tradition, fly high over our tent to signify a sober location. Current students, community advocates, and alumni are all welcome at this Southeastern Conference (SEC) tradition.
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Guest Speaker Series

Ryan Leaf joined us Monday, April 23, 2018 in the Ferguson Student Center Great Hall. Leaf shared his personal story regarding substance use and finding humility due to the consequences of his use. Ryan Leaf is a former college and NFL star quarterback and a behavioral health advocate.
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CRIS provides a variety of programming to educate the campus and the local community on issues related to alcohol and other drug (AOD) use, substance use disorders (SUD), as well as early and ongoing recovery. Presentations are available on a variety of topics related to alcohol and other drug use and the recovery process.
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Supporters of Recovery

Collegiate Recovery Programs do not enjoy success without the support and commitment of those who understand and appreciate the recovery process. Supporters of the University of Alabama Recovery Model share our desire to help students tap into their strength, hope and courage to live life one day at a time. We thank our "supporters of recovery" for sharing our commitment to our students.