Collegiate Recovery Program

 Collegiate Recovery Program – Panthers for Recovery

The University of Pittsburgh’s Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) provides a safe, nurturing, and affirming environment where students in recovery from substance use can receive the assistance and support they need to achieve academic success and personal goals while in college.   The CRP facilitates a supportive, stigma-free community of students in recovery through individual, academic, social, and recovery supports.

The CRP is open to all undergraduate and graduate students seeking supports in their recovery from addiction and who choose to live a sober lifestyle.   If you or someone you know is interested in abstaining from substances and joining our program, please email for more information.


Our mission is to provide students the opportunity to have a memorable college experience in a substance-free environment.   We understand that college can pose distinct challenges to those in recovery and are dedicated to providing individual, social, and academic supports to help students achieve educational and personal success both at Pitt and beyond.

The CRP is not a clinical treatment program.   Please see the list of University and community resources below, or contact us with additional questions.



AA Meetings: (Oakland and surrounding areas)

NA Meetings: (surrounding Oakland areas)

Al-Anon Meetings:

Nar-Anon Meetings:


Student Resources

University Counseling Center (
– Whether you are seeking harm reduction, abstinence, fellowship or information, UCC will help you to identify your needs and support system.   Offering individual and group sessions, referrals, and community resources.

Student Health Service (
– Comprehensive medical and wellness services for enrolled Pitt students.

University Pharmacy (
– Carries & provides education on Naloxone (Narcan).

12:01 App (
– Addiction recovery mobile app offered through Gateway Rehab. Available on Android and iPhone.

After Hours Telephone Recovery Support Hotline
– The Recovery Helpline can offer support in navigating services, systems, and offer treatment referrals.
412-463-7006 | 5 p.m. – Midnight

Resolve Crisis Services (
– Resolve is a 24-hour, 365-day crisis service.

SAMHSA Treatment Facility Locator (
– Locate a treatment facility in the Greater Pittsburgh area, or across the nation.


Parent & Family Resources

The CRP offers anonymous and confidential support to students interested in additional supports in recovery.   At Pitt, we recognize the importance of adequate and reliable support networks and offer students the chance to engage in a variety of opportunities at their own discretion.   For more information on CRP’s and your role in your student’s recovery, please visit:



Cookies & Cocoa – Stress Relief Event
December 5th | 12pm – 4pm | WPU Ballroom| Dining Room
Take a break from finals to warm up with some cocoa and Insomnia cookies & chill out with some of our stress relieving activities!
Featuring massages from 1pm-3pm & therapy dogs throughout the event.


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Jenny Huff, LSW
Collegiate Recovery Program Coordinator