• Letter to Students in Recovery

    Dear Student in Recovery,

    We would like to welcome you to Monmouth University! You should be proud of yourself for getting to college and achieving a goal of yours that you once may have thought impossible. We know it has not been easy and you have probably been working hard at your recovery every day. You probably have questions about how you will handle certain situations, including meeting new people and whether or not to disclose your recovery, attending parties, and juggling your recovery with new academic responsibilities.

    SUPPORT SYSTEMS:

    Students in Recovery have a better chance of staying clean and sober if they have and use a positive support system. Surround yourself with positive people who have your best interest in mind and support your recovery. It is suggested to find out where local 12 Step Meetings are held prior to starting school. At this point, Monmouth is working towards having 12 Step Meetings, like AA and NA on campus. If you are interested in this process, please contact The Office of Substance Awareness.

    NA Meetings on Campus: Thursdays @ 12 noon in Magill Commons Club room

    If you are interested in starting an AA meeting on campus please contact us.

    Current schedules are available the Office of Substance Awareness or at:

    www.nnjaa.org for AA
    www.nanj.org for NA

    Check out these additional sites:
    www.gsyp.org – (Garden State Young People) for the latest local AA events
    www.collegerecovery.org – connect with other students in recovery

    SUBSTANCE FREE HOUSING:

    Substance Free Housing is available through Residential Life. This is offered to students who have committed to living their lives free of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Students agree not to use or posses any type of alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drug while living in the building.

    SOBER FUN:

    Fun, without the use of alcohol and other drugs, is something you may have had to re-learn. At Monmouth, we offer daily substance-free activities. You will receive weekly schedules of events via email to update you on the latest campus events and clubs! Find out about volunteer opportunities at the Office of Substance Awareness. Having sober fun is an important part of a healthy recovery and will make your college experience more fulfilling.

    Please contact the Office of Substance Awareness if you have any questions at 732-263-5804 or sschaad@monmouth.edu

    One Day At A Time,
    Substance Awareness Coordinator