Collegiate Recovery Program
Fairfield University offers a unique opportunity for students in recovery from alcohol and/or drug dependence. An unmarked University Recovery House for male students is conveniently located within walking distance to campus. Students support each other while maintaining personal accountability and building community.
It is the latest initiative in Fairfield University's efforts to support students in recovery.
Students must apply to live in the Recovery House and agree to abide by the standards of that community. Our recovery program includes support groups, meetings, dinners, and organized activities such as attendance at sporting and campus events, rock climbing trips, and other fun outings.
Housing is not a requirement to participate in the Recovery Program but students may find it to be extremely valuable in supporting their recovery.
The University also provides a Recovery Lounge, a private area with flat screen TV, gaming, library offerings, coffee and snacks for students to relax socialize or study.
Read more about the Recovery House in the AJCU Connections, a publication that provides information about the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S.
Learn more about the Recovery House from a January 2014 Fairfield University press release.
Visit our Substance Abuse resource page.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Groups on Campus
AA meetings are held on campus several days each week at various locations:
- Wednesday: 11:30 - Dolan (north side of campus, next to the Health Center)
- Sunday: 11 a.m. - Canisius Hall, Ground Floor
NA meetings Narcotics Anonymous
Al-Anon and ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Both of these organizations provide information and support resources for those individuals affected by someone else's drinking:
From a student:
"This house is so much more than a house for me to lay my head at night. It has become my home, not just for me but for others as well. This is a safe and sober environment for college students to maneuver through the tough road of being in recovery while receiving a college education. It has given me an opportunity to achieve the degree I want to pursue, at an unbelievable university. I am truly blessed. Fairfield has given me the opportunity to restore integrity and credibility back into my life. For it to be over two and half years since my last drink, it is nothing short of a miracle - for what Fairfield has done for me, is nothing short of a miracle."