All events will take place at Serenity Place unless specified.
WVU Collegiate Recovery Spring Break Adventure Trip
The Collegiate Recovery Adventure Spring Break program is a partnership between Adventure WV, The Carruth Center, and the WVU Collegiate Recovery Program. The goal of the program is to support and strengthen the commitment to recovery while deepening the recovery community. The program serves as an alternative to the stereotypical college spring break trip in which substance abuse and other poor health decisions are glorified. Additionally the program utilizes the striking landscape and climate of the desert southwest to create a challenging and exciting experience in which participants can expect to grow and be stretched as a person. Please note that this is NOT a counseling based or clinical program.
The program will focus on a wilderness canoe trip through the Stillwater Canyon of the Green River. Camping, hiking and canoeing are the chief activities of the trip. The program operates as a learning expedition in which all members are full participants on the team - responsible for paddling, setting up camp, cooking, cleaning etc. No previous outdoor experience or skills are required to participate in this program. Technical skills needed for the trip will be taught by program instructors. All technical equipment is supplied for each activity. Participants will receive a packing list of personal clothing and items which they must supply. Some loaner clothing (such as rain jackets and hiking boots) are available through Adventure WV.
The program is designed for current WVU students who are in stable recovery (at least 6 months) and wish to further strengthen their commitment, grow their support community and broaden their range of tools and knowledge around recovery. For the purposes of this trip, eligible students could be in recovery from a variety of issues such as substance abuse disorders, eating disorders and mental health disorders.
*This program fully covers airfare, technical equipment, and meals.*
For more information, email our program coordinator, Andrew, at email@example.com.
If you are interested in participating with this program, please fill out the following interest form:
Late Night Thursdays - Every Thursday 6pm-11pm
Ever feel like there aren't enough sober events to fill your evenings? We've got you covered! Every Thursday, Serenity Place will stay open until 11 PM! Stop by for movies, games, snacks and more.
Lunch with a Dietitian - monthly at 11:30am
March 3, April 7, May 5
Join us for lunch with a dietitian! Lunch will start at 11:30 and all food will be provided. Come by for a hot meal and talk about ways to build a healthy plate.
Med Chat - 1pm
March 12, April 2
Join us on the first Thursday of the month during the Fall semester for an informal discussion with a psychiatrist regarding mental health-related issues. Students are welcome to ask questions or just chat with the psychiatrist and others. This monthly event is free and open to all WVU students. Contact us for more details!
Movie Night - Last Saturday in the month beginning in February - Time TBA
February 29, March 28, April 25
Spend your evening watching movies and hanging out with us! We'll bring the snacks!
Recovery Ally Training - 11am Mountainlair, Bluestone Room
February 27, March 26, April 23
Recovery Ally Programs train individuals to be supportive of people in recovery from substance use disorders. By the end of the training session, attendees should be able to demonstrate empathy towards those in recovery by:
1. Understanding that recovery is a long-term process with unique implications for student success.
2. Confronting myths and stigma related to addiction and recovery.
3. Using appropriate language related to addiction and recovery.
4. Being available to listen openly to students who express the need for help or support and talk to students who might be struggling with substance use.
5. Knowing what resources Morgantown has for people in recovery and how to access those services.
*We are more than willing to set up independent training for a department or group! If interested or want to learn more, please email Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collegiate Recovery Graduation - May 15th 11am-1pm
Help us celebrate the Spring 2020 Graduates with a ceremony and celebration to follow at Serenity Place.