WRA: What are helpful resources? How can people get involved?
Jon: The WRA is a helpful resource, ARHE, C4 Innovations , HECAOD , and WSU’s Cougar Health Services. People can get involved by joining WSU Cougs for Recovery Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or reaching out to legislators, dean of students, counseling services and state the need for recovery on campus. People can go to conferences that are put on by ARHE. The grant web page is a good place to know about any conferences, webinars, etc.
WRA: What is WSU currently working on? Upcoming events for the summer?
Jon: We will be using some of the funds that are part of the grant to start an art and recovery program. There is a grad student who is a member and she is leading an art studio. In the fall, there will be weekly recovery meetings. These are all inclusive, whatever recovery background, non-denominational recovery meetings. And pinning down housing will be a priority along with getting a designated space on campus.
WRA: What is collegiate recovery to YOU?
Jon: For me, there are alot of legit reasons why sobriety or recovery are challenging, but the college providing the resources that helps someone enter recovery for the first time, or transition into different circumstances, creates a space where people’s needs are met and we’re meeting them where they’re at.
There are many pathways to recovery and the pathways are unique to the individual. Collegiate Recovery programs add another path for people seeking recovery.
For more information or questions about WSU’s Collegiate Recovery, please contact Patricia Maarhuis(CO-PI) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jon Wallis (Project Coordinator) at email@example.com.