UTEP CRP collaborates with various organizations across campus for events like the Recovery and Latinx Identities: Together We Are Stronger by Student Engagement and Leadership Center, the Dare to Self Care events for Mental Health Awareness by Counseling and Psychological Services, and “Lively Hours” at Housing and Residence Life. The CRP also collaborates with the city recovery community by being on the committee for El Paso’s Recovery Rally; with the state recovery community by attending the Texas Rally for Recovery; and with the UT collegiate recovery community by visiting other programs.
Anonymous recovery meetings are held on campus during Fall and Spring semesters, follow the academic calendars, and are all open meetings; please no shadowing for class. If you’d like to have a different meeting on campus, please contact the CRP Coordinator.
Alcoholics Anonymous is for anyone who wants to do something about their use of alcohol and meetings on campus are called The Gaunt Prospector, Thirsty Thursdays, and The Miner Miracle Group.
Al-Anon Family and Friends are for anyone who doesn’t know where to turn because of another’s drinking or drug use. Meetings happen every second Wednesday of the month at 12pm noon and are called The Juntos Series.
SMART Recovery meetings have moved off-campus due to low attendance, but are still open meetings. They can be found at Casa Vida, 3501 Huevo Ave., El Paso, TX 79903 (entrance on Grama St.) and happen Tuesdays at 6:30pm.
Recovery Ally Trainings
The Recovery Ally Training was developed to help equip students, faculty, and staff with additional skills to interact with students in recovery or with a substance use disorder.
The training will cover the topics of substance use disorders and recovery; how to have a conversation with someone seeming to struggle with substance use; how to effectively express support for a student in recovery; and describe on- and off- campus resources.
The purpose of the training is to reduce stigma and to increase awareness about the millions of individuals living in healthy recovery across the country.