Running toward a path for recovery
In recognition of National Recovery Month, the Student Health Services’ Collegiate Recovery Community, or CRC, will be hosting Run for Recovery, a 5K run/walk at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24 at the Rock on Michigan State University’s campus.
The event is designed to raise awareness and increase operating funds for the CRC, a peer-support program for students in and seeking recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction.
Based on a student population of around 50,000, it’s estimated that about 750 students seek help for their substance use disorder each year at MSU. The CRC provides a safe and supportive campus community in which these students can successfully achieve their academic, personal and professional goals. The CRC and its programs are designed to help students connect with each other and access resources necessary to thrive.
Housed in the Student Services Building, the CRC provides a dedicated lounge space where students in recovery know they can find support from staff and peers. Student members participate in weekly meetings, team building retreats, community service projects, sober social events and wellness workshops.
Participation in the Run for Recovery will ensure that all MSU students have a sober place to learn and grow.