Student Life

Student Outreach & Support: WADE (Wellness, Alcohol & Drug Education)

Resources for Students in Recovery

Resources for Students in Recovery

Congratulations on making an effort to be in recovery.  Addiction is a tough disease to conquer but you are on the right track!  Here at SJU, we have numerous services and resources to help you on this journey.

You are not alone in the recovery community at SJU.  There are many other students like you who would love to meet you.  To find others in this community, please reach out to our staff.  We can connect you with other students in recovery who have volunteered their names and contact information to support fellow students. We also know faculty and staff at SJU as well as young alumni in the area who are willing to mentor/sponsor or simply talk to students in this community.  So reach out and let us know who you are and what we can do to support you.

Current On Campus Job Opportunity:

Check out the Transforming Youth Recovery Student Program Coordinator position that is available now for work in the Office of Student Outreach and Support: Job Description and Application


Narcotics Anonymous (NA): Every Wednesday at 7:30pm in Sunroom 2 in Campion Student Center.                                        

To find additional meetings nearby, visit:

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): Every Thursday at 8:30pm, Saturday at 7am and 10:30am at Villanova University’s Campus Health Center, Room 200.                                                                                                                                                    

To find additional meetings nearby, visit:

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA): Every Tuesday at 6:30pm and Sunday at 10am at New Leaf Club in Rosemont.                      

To find additional meetings nearby, visit:

Gambler's Anonymous (GA): Every Monday at 6pm at Gaudenzia Outreach II in Philadelphia.                                                     

To find additional meetings nearby, visit:

Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous (ABA): Every Saturday at 5pm at the New Leaf Club in Rosemont.                                     

To find additional meetings nearby, visit:

You can also find meetings on your phone!  Download the Steps Away app or iPromises app (or find another you like) directly to your Iphone, Droid or IPad.  These applications can help you find and add meetings to your calendar, share recovery reading materials, reflect/journal and join groups.

The Flock:

Hawks fly together to utilize each other for support during long trips.  Flying together in a upward spiral allows each Hawk to conserve energy, soar higher and keep up the endurance needed to make the long flight.  This is what the SJU Flock does as well.  It is a group of students who support one another in the lifelong journey of recovery. 

If you are impacted by addiction in any way, please join the Flock to help support the recovery efforts on campus.

September 4th from 5-6pm in LaFarge Lounge 

September 11th from 6-7pm in Lannon Lounge                                                                                                 

October 30th from 5-6pm in LaFarge Lounge

If you have any questions or want more information, please email Katie at  

Substance Free Events:

This year we are excited to join the Recovery Walk in Philadelphia on September 20th and Recovery Night at Citizen's Bank Park for a Phillies game on September 12th.  These are just two fun social events we have planned for the start of the semester.                   

RSVP here if you'd like to attend either of these events or email Katie at for more information.

Sign up for the #Weekender to get an email every Thursday regarding fun and free events happening on campus and in the Philadelphia area.  We will also use the hashtag #Weekender to post things to do in the area on social media.

Sign up for the The Flock E-newsletter which will come with information on recovery events on and off campus, highlight meetings in the area, shre bios and interviews with people in long term recovery and include inspirational recovery readings for reflection. 

For more information regarding on campus events, visit the Student Union Board’s calendar or join the SUB yourself to help bring your favorite events to campus! 

Off Campus Recovery Centers:

The New Leaf Club is a non-profit education and entertainment youth center in Rosemont which is one train stop away or about a 10 minute drive.  Their goal is to create a safe haven in which individuals, with an emphasis on young people, are able to develop and sustain their whole, healthy selves with the support of the larger community.  They offer a space for college students with free wifi, a coffee bar and a space for meetings, open mic events and fitness classes including daily yoga offerings. 

Philadelphia Recovery Community Center offers a unique blend of services including support groups, recovery coaching, volunteer opportunities and social events that are all geared towards strengthening recovery. The center’s staff, which includes many peer leaders, draws from their own personal experience to assist others in achieving wellness and recovery. 

Education and Assessments:

Know the difference between abuse and addiction?  Find out! 

Unsure if you have a problem with alcohol or drugs?  Schedule a brief assessment with a WADE staff member.  Call 610-660-3462 or stop by Campion 212.  

The following links are free, brief, online assessment tools on alcohol and marijuana.  Both will take under 10 minutes to complete and provide personalized feedback regarding your responses.  If you would like to discuss your assessment in detail, please schedule an appointment with a WADE staff member.  Call 610-660-3462 or stop by Campion 212.    

Marijuana Assessment:Etoke 

Alcohol Assessment:Echug 

Check out our events and Annual Awareness Weeks that take place throughout the year including Wellness Week in September, Alcohol Awareness Week in October, Drug Awareness Week in November and Addiction Awareness Week in April.

If you'd like to get involved in the planning or want more information, please email Katie at