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About us

The Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) at Cal is a program for students in recovery from substance use as well as those who are currently struggling with alcohol and drug use. We are a community on campus dedicated to supporting students in their recovery efforts by providing resources for recovery, health & wellness, and academic success. With these efforts, we aim to create an inclusive environment and supportive community to help students thrive at Cal and beyond.

The collegiate recovery program at Cal is open to students in all stages of recovery and recognizes there are multiple pathways to recovery. We offer a community-based approach utilizing peer support services.

Our mission

Our mission is to promote the personal, academic and social success of students in or seeking recovery. In this pursuit, we aim to:

  • Foster an inclusive community for students struggling with alcohol and drug use regardless of financial, cultural, or social barriers.

  • Hold a safe space where students can create community, foster solidarity, and combat stigma attached to recovery.

  • Empower and advocate for students in recovery as a marginalized population, as a university-recognized program.

What we offer

  • On-campus recovery meetings

  • Sober social events

  • Individual peer support

  • Recovery advocacy and service opportunities

  • Harm reduction resources and overdose prevention tools

On Campus Recovery Meetings and Resources

Use the link here to see our current recovery meetings under on campus CRP meetings or scroll down to our calendar. For the fall 2022 semester, we’re holding two recovery meetings on campus every week. 

CRP Individual Peer Support

Get support from a person with shared lived experience in recovery. A peer support coach can share their experience being a person in recovery at UC Berkeley and discuss recovery relevant issues. Peer recovery coaches can provide support around recovery planning, sharing campus and community resources (recovery, academic, other), finding and accessing community support, skill building, relapse prevention, and goal setting.

  • Weekly peer support drop in hours with Sara: Thursday 11:30-1:30pm at 102 Sproul Hall.
  • To make an appointment with Becca, please use the link here to book time.
  • Get support from Johnny by filling out this form

Social Services

Social Services at the Tang Center offers a range of alcohol and other drug-related services, supporting a spectrum of harm reduction goals for individuals and our campus community. They are located at the Tang Center (2222 Bancroft Way #2280, Berkeley, CA 94720) on the 2nd floor, room 2280, and can be reached by phone at (510) 642-6074.

Harm Reduction Expansion Project

The Harm Reduction Expansion Project (co-sponsored by The Collegiate Recovery Program and PartySafe@Cal) seeks to expand existing harm reduction information, training and resources to address risks of potential fentanyl contamination.

We provide the following for students, staff, faculty and student groups: 

  • Low to no cost fentanyl test strips (FTS)

  • Naloxone/Narcan 

  • Harm reduction & recovery awareness education and training resources 

  • Leadership to reduce stigma related to substance use in our campus community that interferes with our capacity to help ourselves and each other 

Meet Our Team

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Contact us:

Address: 102 Sproul Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720

Email: recoveryatcal@berkeley.edu  

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