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 assistance and support to achieve academic success and personal goals while in college.   The CRP facilitates a supportive, stigma-free community through services to support individual recovery goals, as well as to assist students in connecting with resources like academic, social, well-being and other supports and resources on campus and in the community.

To schedule a meeting or, for more information about programs and services, students should please email our staff at, or call Student Health Services at 412-383-1800.

The CRP is a confidential resource that is open to all undergraduate and graduate students seeking support in their recovery from alcohol or other substances and who choose to live a sober lifestyle.   The CRP is not a clinical service or treatment facility.

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.

How do I learn more, or get involved?

Students can email or contact Student Health at 412-383-1800.   Staff will schedule an individual meeting with students to explore needs, goals and resources as it relates to their individual recovery journey.

Students can also complete an interest list link, located here:
The interest list is used to assist our staff in determining what additional programs may be of interest, as well as provides us a mean to contact students when new programs, events and services are available!

CRP services, programs & up-coming events

One-on-one recovery support meetings:
Current Pitt students can meet individually with our staff virtually or in-person to explore recovery goals, barriers or challenges, and to identify resources and services to support student recovery and well-being.   To schedule or for more information, students can email or call Student Health at 412-383-1800.   (Please note: the CRP recovery support meetings are not a clinical treatment or therapy-based service.)

Upcoming events (open to all students):
Thank you to students who attended our events this year!   Check back soon for updates about events for the 2022-2023 academic year!

Students who’d like to be added to an interest or mailing list to be notified when new programs and services are available, or who’d like to provide feedback on the programs and services they’d like to see are encouraged to consider completing this confidential interest link:

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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.


The CRP will be starting a peer recovery group in collaboration with the University Counseling Center.  This is planned to begin in spring 2023. For more information please visit:

There are a variety of community and virtual resources for students.   For students who would like assistance in identifying locations or options, please contact us.    Below are additional resources that are available virtually and/or in person:

Alcoholics anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings are available in the Pittsburgh area and surrounding communities.   For students who would like assistance in identifying locations for meetings, please contact us at

The Associate of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE) offers a GroupMe option:

SAMSHA list of virtual meeting resources: There are a variety of organizations that offer virtual meetings.   Please see this diverse list of virtual meeting resources curated by SAMSHA:

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 Services (
- Comprehensive medical and wellness services for enrolled Pitt students.

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

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.

Thrive@Pitt (
- Thrive @ Pitt is your one-stop-shop for wellness resources and services, a new resources geared to assist students in discovering the power of well-being and create an environment that helps students thrive at Pitt and beyond within various dimensions of well-being.

Parent & Family Resources

We recognize the 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.   Below are organizations that have resources and information for families:

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:

Al-Anon is a world-wide program to support the family and loved ones of alcoholics.   For more information or to find virtual or in person meetings in your area, please visit their website:

Connect with Us

For questions, or more information, please email us at