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We do have a few virtual events planned, here are some Virtual Support Group Recommendations: 

* During virtual support groups please plan to be alone or utilize headphones in order to protect the anonymity of others and keep conversations private. 

* Reduce noise around you and put your microphone on mute, if you are not sharing or talking. Also pay attention to your backgroud in that it is not too distracting for other attendees. 

* Minimize distractions by not multitasking during the meeting. Try to give your full attention to the support group experience. 

* An audio and visual experience is strongly encouraged. 

* As going around the circle to determine who shares next is not always feasible virtually, we encourage a "popcorn" style or "pass the stick" form of sharing. 



Southeastern Recovery Night

 Southeastern Recovery Night is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem, and help others in their struggle with addiction. This Recovery Night is not A.A. or any other traditional 12- step program. It is however, our desire to recognize and affirm milestones of recovery in all 12-step programs, as well as addictions for which an appropriate 12-step group may not even exist.

2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each Month at 5pm  -  Will be held alternately in person (room 2409 of the Student Union Annex - Lion up Recovery Suite) and through Zoom. 


LION UP Recovery Book Club

The LION UP Recovery Book Club is a weekly recovery book discussion support group. Join us as we read through the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. The support group is open to all those who are interested. The purpose to bring faculty, staff, and students together for meaningful discussion around topics of  recovery. Participants discuss the reading, what they learned, and what they can related to. This support group hosts a moderator and a tag-pass format. 

Tuesdays at 10am - Room 2409 of the Student Union Annex - LION UP Recovery Suite

SMART Recovery

Smart Recovery is an abstinence-oriented, support group for individuals with addictive problems. Our support groups are self empowering which focus on ideas and techniques to help you change your life from one that is self-destructive and unhappy to one that is constructive and satisfying. SMART Recovery does not use labels like "addict" or "alcoholic".

Fridays at 9am (Room 2409 Student Union Annex - LION UP Recovery Suite)


Refuge Recovery


Refuge Recovery is grounded in the belief that Buddhist principles and practices create a strong foundation for the addiction recovery process.  Wisdom and compassion enable those struggling with any form of addiction to become more mindful of their mental processes while also developing a deep understanding of the suffering that addiction has created and compassion for their own path.

Tuesdays at 8:15 am

Wednesdays at 9 am

Thursdays at 12:30

(Room 2409 - Student Union Annex - LION UP Recovery Suite)



SMART Recovery Family and Friends

“SMART Family & Friends” is a support group designed to provide concerned significant others the tools they need to effectively support their loved one, without supporting the addictive behavior. “SMART Recovery Family & Friends” will include tools for emotional self-management, positive communication, boundary setting, changing enabling behaviors, dealing with trust issues, and more.

Fridays at 10 am Room 2409 - Student Union Annex - (Lion UP Recovery Suite)

All Recovery Meeting for Faculty and Staff

The LION UP Recovery Program is offering an ALL Recovery meeting option to any faculty or staff member who identifies as being in recovery. The meeting will take place within the LION UP Recovery Suite (Room 2409 of the Student Union Annex). An All Recovery meeting is a blanket support group for those who identify as being in recovery from substance use disorders, eating disorders, process addictions or behavioral concerns. All pathways to recovery are welcome at this meeting. 

Dates and times TBA - for more information email,

National Overdose Awareness Day 

Come acknowledge the loss related to Overdose within our communities. Our partners from Florida Parish Human Service Authority will be with us with information on Naloxone. 

Student Union Breezeway - Monday August 31st - 10am to 2pm

Hunt for Recovery 


Come meet our community resources for substance miss use and process disorders.  Hunt for Recovery is a tabling event where faculty staff and students have the opportunity to talk to providers about multiple pathways to recovery as well as our local recovery resources. 

Student Union Breezeway - Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 10am to 2pm