The Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) provides recovery support by connecting students with community resources and activities that support abstinence from substance use both on and off-campus.
Weekly meetings connect students in recovery with peers to provide mutual support for success in academics and in recovery.  We also can assist in arranging on-campus housing, matching students with others in recovery.


A college environment that supports recovery can be a transformative experience.  You meet other successful individuals who support you in your recovery and help you succeed in college.

No matter how you achieved sobriety, the CRC exists to help you remain successful.  Our weekly community meetings focus on specific topics that are focused on how to make college and sobriety work for you.  These community meetings are open only to students in the CRC.

Weekly Recovery groups are open to all students.  Students in the CRC are encouraged to attend to reinforce the tools they learned for their own recovery, and to help students who are earlier in their recovery efforts. 

Supporting others

 If you would like to help others succeed in college and in their sobriety, the Dalton State CRC is for you.  Coming to meetings and being with other students in recovery can be a powerful and helpful experience.

The CRC at Dalton State strives to educate the community on issues related to addiction through outreach in a variety of settings including classrooms, public movie screenings, and advocacy.

Students, staff, and faculty are all encouraged to become involved in being a voice for recovery.


Addiction is a preventable disease, often with its origin in adolescence.  For individuals who begin using alcohol and drugs before the age of 18, one in four will develop an addiction. When first use is at age 21 or older, the addiction rate is one in 25.


Recovery from addiction is not a linear process. It is a personal path whereby people achieve abstinence, improve their health and wellness, and strive to live the best life they can. It can take years or a lifetime to recover, and recovery is often marked by multiple relapses and treatment episodes. The younger a person stops using, the greater the prognosis for recovery.

Pope Student Center, lower level                                                                             
Monday - Friday; 8-5 pm
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