Collegiate Recovery Program

 Collegiate Recovery Program – Panthers for Recovery

SHS_CRP_PanthersForRecovery_LogoThe 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.

Due to the current regulations and policies, all in-person recovery supports have been suspended until further notice.   Panthers for Recovery is here to support students in their recovery needs and will continue to offer virtual, individual meetings through Zoom.   Students who are interested in one-on-one virtual recovery support should email for more information.

We have compiled all virtual recovery resources available to help support you during this time.  Please see below for ways to access these supports.

  • Tips for Staying Sober at Home (PDF)
  • Virtual Recovery Meetings (PDF)
  • University Counseling Center Virtual Workshops (Site Link)
    Weekly workshops focused on a variety of tools to manage stress, anxiety, and positive coping skills.
  • Therapy Assistance Online (Site Link)
    Private, interactive life skills supports as well as recovery-focused supports for those looking for support at their own pace.

ARHE Student-Led Supports
The Association of Recovery in Higher Education’s student interns have created weekly Zoom gatherings, group chats, and pen pals to keep students across the nation connected and supported through COVID-19.

  • Daily Zoom Gatherings (Site Link)
    Daily coffee breaks, social hours, study hours, & more to stay connected to others students in recovery
  • GroupMe Chat (Site Link)
    A group of students in recovery supporting each other via chat messenger
  • Recovery Pen Pal (Site Link)
    Connecting students with common interests to each other via traditional Pen Pal

How Do I Get Involved or Learn More?
For more information or to join the program:   Email

The CRP is completely confidential, protects anonymity, and open to all undergraduate and graduate students seeking supports in their recovery from addiction and who choose to live a sober lifestyle.

What's Happening

All in-person events have been suspended until further notice.   Please see Important COVID-19 Updates at the top of the page for resources, and check out our social media for more virtual happenings!

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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.

Student Resources

Community-based sober housing options (
- The Western Pennsylvania of Recovery Residences has reviewed and certified several, local sober and 3/4 housing options in the Pittsburgh Region. For more information or to discuss applying, please contact the facility directly. You can find more information on the facilities and West PARR certification process through their webpage.

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

We recognize that importance of support networks and students having the opportunity to engage at their own discretion.   The CRP at Pitt offers anonymous and confidential support for students who wish to utilize our services.

We also recognize that families and allies can play a variety of roles in one’s recovery. SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) has recovery support tools and resources to assist and support families and allies.   Please visit their website for more information:

Connect with Us

For questions, or more information, please email us at