Additional Information About Fairfield University
- Recovery housing
- Recovery Lounge on campus
- Group and individual counseling
- Academic success support
- AA 12-step meetings on campus and transportation to meetings off campus
- Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) meetings
- Family orientation and support services
- Career counseling
- Community resources
- Recreational activities (golf, rock climbing, movies, athletic events, bowling)
- Community service opportunities
- Ignatian Spirituality retreats
- Wellness programming focused on mind, body and spirit
Our first Recovery House opened in August 2013, a residence for men established specifically to meet the needs of students in recovery from alcohol and drugs. In August 2016, Fairfield University opened our second Recovery House, which is located next to the first Recovery House.
Our house is conveniently located within walking distance to campus. Students experience an independent living environment with the fully integrated support services of our Collegiate Recovery Program—qualified professionals with years of experience in the field of addiction and recovery.
A house manager lives onsite and is available to advise and support students, while helping to build community among them.
Students must apply to live in the Recovery House program and agree to abide by the standards of the community and the program requirements, some of which include: achieving academic success, attending meetings, program participation, having a sponsor in their 12-step program, and passing random drug screens.
Housing is not a requirement to participate in the Collegiate Recovery Program, but students may find it to be extremely valuable in supporting their recovery. CRP includes support groups, meetings, dinners, and organized activities, such as attendance at sporting and campus events, go-carting, paintball, skiing and other fun outings.
This group meets weekly and welcomes those who have decided to live a clean, sober life. The group is based on abstinence, with a focus on spirituality. Students use the 12-step model and support each other in recovery to:
- Identify triggers and attain greater understanding of progression of use
- Develop strategies to manage high-risk situations
- Create support systems for maintaining ongoing recovery with a focus on the 12-step process
- Build community and support for one another
- Facilitated by a licensed addictions specialist