What is the Collegiate Recovery Program? 

The Collegiate Recovery Program provides support and resources to UAlbany students who: 

  • are in recovery or considering it 

  • want to better understand their relationship with substance use, gambling and/or other concerns 

  • have friends and/or family members with concerning substance use or problem gambling

Recovery is a highly personalized process of change through which people improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives and strive to reach their full potential.  

The Collegiate Recovery Program aims to foster a recovery-ready campus community and hosts programs to increase awareness and reduce stigma related substance use disorder and other addictive behaviors.  

We also offer several Well-being Workshops, including an overview presentation on our recovery program, an overdose prevention workshop teaching participants how to administer naloxone and an instructional workshop on how to become a recovery ally. 

Contact the Collegiate Recovery Program at [email protected].  


Spring 2023 Recovery Meeting Schedule

All Recovery Meeting

All Recovery Meetings are open to students in recovery from substance use, gambling disorder and other types of mental health concerns (such as self-harm) who are seeking wellness and recovery support. This is a non-denominational recovery meeting for every type of addiction. 

When: 6:30-7:30 pm, every other Tuesday starting 2/7

Where: Catskill 147 (Download an Uptown Campus map.)

SMART Recovery Meeting

SMART Recovery groups are open to students wanting to address their alcohol and drug use, gambling, and other behaviors that may be negatively impacting their well-being and academic performance. Students learn tools and strategies toward stopping, moderating, or maintaining non-risky involvement in these behaviors while sharing their experiences to help others. By doing so, they find and develop the power within themselves to lead fulfilling and balanced lives.

When: 6:30-7:30 pm Thursdays

Where: Catskill 147 (Download an Uptown Campus map.)

Friends & Family SMART Recovery

Friends & Family Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) Recovery Meetings are open to students concerned about a loved one and looking to learn coping skills.

When: 6-7 pm Thursdays

Where: Humanities 039 (Download an Uptown Campus map.)

Additional Resources 

Please visit the Health & Well-being Resources page for alcohol and cannabis screenings, as well as harm reduction strategies used to reduce the negative consequences associated with alcohol and drug use. 

You may also be interested in STEPS Program, which is offered by Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) to all students for free. Participants receive personalized feedback on alcohol and/or cannabis use.

The Collegiate Recovery Program is managed by the Office of Health Promotion. You can reach us at 518-956-8477. Our office is located in Seneca Hall's basement on Indigenous Quad, which is on the Uptown Campus.