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Hoos in Recovery

In Recovery? Considering Recovery? Be part of a support network of recovering students, faculty, and alumni. All with an interest are welcome!  To join the confidential listserv send an email to to sympa@virginia.edu with the subject "subscribe hoosinrecovery."  General questions send an email to hoosinrecovery@virginia.edu

Hoos in Recovery Brochure PDF

Join Hoos in Recovery for FREE COOKIES AND COFFEE every Wednesday of the Spring 2016 semester! Drop-in between 2:30-3:30pm to meet and socialize with other Hoos in recovery or interested in learning more about recovery.

Spring 2016 Social Gathering Schedule:   Click here for a PDF calendar of Spring 2016 gathering dates and location.

Food provided through a grant from the Parents Committee and the Stacie Mathewson Foundation, and a donation from U.Va. Dining.

Former U.Va. & NBA Player Gus Gerard Tells His Story

4/7/08 - Gus Gerard, who played his last U.Va. basketball game in 1974, told his story of alchohol and drug addiction in his talk "The Long Way Home: Former U.Va. and NBA Player Gus Gerard's Path to Recovery." The event was sponsored by Hoos in Recovery and hosted in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom on April 7, 2008.  To download the podcast, click HERE and scroll down.

Hoos Sober listserv

The ADAPT peer educators coordinate a weekly e-mail to 1,500 subscribers that details activities that are not alcohol-based and that are open to the public.  To subscribe, send an e-mail to to sympa@virginia.edu with the subject "subscribe hoos-sober."

DONATE HERE to help us sustain our programs for students in recovery!

 

Treatment for Alcohol Problems: Finding and Getting Help

Click HERE to go to the webpage for a new resource from the National Institutes of Health that helps individuals and families understand available treatment options, including those that are effective but underutilized.  

Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What To Ask

This document from the National Institutes on Drug Abuse offers guidance in seeking drug abuse treatment and lists five questions to ask when searching for a treatment program.

Finding Treatment for Substance Abuse/Addiction

The Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator is an on-line source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.  The site is sponsored by the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and may be accessed HERE.

Recovery Resources

SAMHSA has compiled a list of national and regional recovery resources.  Download the PDF HERE.

Self Assessment Tools

AlcoholScreening.org - If you consume alcoholic beverages, it's important to know whether your drinking patterns are safe, risky or harmful. This screening will take only a few minutes, and will generate personalized results.

DrugScreening.org - This self-screening tool is designed to help adults assess their own drug use, and find out their likely risk level for experiencing negative consequences.

Local Resources

Drug Rehab & Alcohol Rehab Directory: Virginia Rehab Services Directory

Region Ten CSB

Virginia Treatment Center Websites

Alcoholics Anonymous - Meetings in walking distance of UVA

If you have any questions please call the AA Answering Service at 434.293.6565, go to the Jefferson District Friends of Bill or send an e-mail to hoosinrecovery@virginia.edu. For directions to meetings, please click on the address.

Meeting Day

Meeting Time

Type

Location/Map

Monday

Noon

Living Sober Group Format: OD

Immanuel Lutheran 2416 Jefferson Park Ave.

Monday

5:30 pm

Rugby Road Team Format: O-Step 1st Mon.

Westminster Presbyterian 450 Rugby Rd.

Monday

8:00 pm

New Life Group Format: OD

St. Paul’s Episcopal 1700 University Ave.

Tuesday

Noon

Living Sober Group Format: C-Step

Immanuel Lutheran 2416 Jefferson Park Ave.

Tuesday

7:30 pm

Living Sober Group Format: CD

Immanuel Lutheran 2416 Jefferson Park Ave.

Wednesday

10:30 am

Wed. & Fri. Discussion Group Format: CD

St. Paul’s Episcopal 1700 University Ave.

Wednesday

7:00 pm

ACORN Format: OD

Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church Unitarian Universalist 717 Rugby Rd.

Wednesday

8:00 pm

Primary Care Group Format:  OD, O-Step 1st Wed.

Primary Care UVA Conference Room #3

Wednesday

8:00 pm

Preamblers’ Group Format: CBB

Wesley Memorial  1901 Thomson Rd.

Thursday

Noon

Living Sober Group Format: CD

Immanuel Lutheran 2416 Jefferson Park Ave.

Thursday

5:30 pm

Rugby Road Team Format: OD, OS last Thurs.

Westminster Presbyterian 450 Rugby Rd.

Thursday

8:00 pm

New Life Group Format:  OD

St. Paul’s Episcopal 1700 University Ave.

Friday

10:30 am

Wed. & Fri. Discussion Group Format: CD

St. Paul’s Episcopal 1700 University Ave.

Friday

5:30 pm

Living Sober Group Format: OS

Immanuel Lutheran 2416 Jefferson Park Ave.

Saturday

7:00 pm

Young People’s Meeting:  OD

Wesley Memorial 1901 Thomson Rd.

Saturday 9:00 pm

Rebellious Dogs Group: O-Step

St. Mark Lutheran Church 100 Alderman Rd. (Corner of Alderman and Ivy Rds,)

Sunday

12:30 pm

Grapenutts Format: OD

Common Grounds (white house on corner of Rugby & Gordon) 214 Rugby Rd.

Sunday

8:00 pm

Preamblers’ Group Format: C-Step

Wesley Memorial 1901 Thomson Rd.

AA Meeting Types:

• CBB-Closed Big Book Discussion
• OBB-Open Big Book Discussion
• CD-Closed Discussion
• OD-Open Discussion
• CS- Closed Speaker
• OS- Open Speaker
• CStep-Closed Step
• OStep-Open Step
• OT-Open Traditions

The two most common kinds of A.A. meetings are:

OPEN MEETINGS: As the term suggests, meetings of this type are open to alcoholics and their families and to anyone interested in solving a personal drinking problem or helping someone else to solve such a problem.

During the meeting there is usually a period for local A.A. announcements, and a treasurer passes the hat to defray costs of the meeting hall, literature, and incidental expenses. The meeting adjourns, often followed by informal visiting over coffee or other light refreshments.

Guests at A.A. open meetings are reminded that any opinions or interpretations they may hear are solely those of the speaker involved. All members are free to interpret the recovery program in their own terms, but none can speak for the local group or for A.A. as a whole.

CLOSED MEETINGS: These meetings are restricted to those with a desire to stop drinking. They provide an opportunity for members to share with one another on problems related to drinking patterns and attempts to achieve stable sobriety. They also permit detailed discussion of various elements in the recovery program.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings in walking distance of UVA

For additional information, visit the Piedmont Area of NA Web site or call the Piedmont area phoneline at 434-979-8298.  For directions to meetings, click on the address.

DAY TIME MEETING TYPE LOCATION ADDRESS/MAP

MONDAY

12:15pm-1:15pm

New Life Group

(O,D,HC)

St. Mark Lutheran Church
 

100 Alderman Rd.

TUESDAY
 

12:15pm-1:15pm

New Life Group

(O,D,HC)

St. Mark Lutheran Church
 

100 Alderman Rd.

TUESDAY

9:00pm,-10:00pm

Essential Spiritual Principles

(C,V,CL,HC,NP)

Immanuel Lutheran Church

2416 Jefferson Park Ave.

WEDNESDAY

12:15pm-1:15pm

New Life Group

(O,D,HC)

St. Mark Lutheran Church
 

100 Alderman Rd.

WEDNESDAY

6:00pm-7:00pm

Spiritual Solutions Group

(O,LS,D,HC)

Trinity Episcopal Church

1042 Preston Ave.

WEDNESDAY

8:00pm-9:00pm

Together We Can Group

(O,D,HC)

Trinity Episcopal Church

1042 Preston Ave.

THURSDAY
 

12:15pm-1:15pm

New Life Group

(O,D,HC)

St. Mark Lutheran Church
 

100 Alderman Rd.

THURSDAY

6:30-8:00 PM

Workin' the Steps

(O,D,SW, HC)

St. Paul's Memorial Church library

1700 University Ave

FRIDAY

12:15pm-1:15pm

New Life Group (O,D,HC, NP) St. Mark Lutheran Church 100 Alderman Rd.

FRIDAY

6:00pm-7:00pm

Where I'm At

(O,D)

St. Paul's Memorial Church

1700 University Ave

FRIDAY

9:00pm-10:00pm

Save Our Serenity Group

(O,HC,D, LS)

Wesley Foundation

1908 Lewis Mountain Rd.

SATURDAY

10:00am-11:00am

Together We Can Group

(O,D,HC)

Trinity Episcopal Church

1042 Preston Ave.

SUNDAY

8:00pm-9:00pm

Save Our Serenity Group

(O,D,HC)

Wesley Foundation

1908 Lewis Mountain Rd.

Meeting Types:

  • C – Closed -This meeting is closed to non-addicts. You should attend only if you believe that you may have a problem with substance abuse.
  • D – Discussion - This meeting invites participation by all attendees.
  • GL- Gay/Lesbian/Transgender -This meeting is focused on the needs of gay, lesbian and transgender members of NA.
  • O – Open - This meeting is open to addicts and non-addicts alike. All are welcome.
  • St – Step -This meeting is focused on discussion of the Twelve Steps of NA.

Al-Anon/Alateen Meetings Near UVA

Al-Anon (which includes Alateen for younger members) is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who meet anonymously to share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems; adult children of alcoholics, parents, partners, spouses, co-workers, etc. can all find help in Al-Anon. Al-Anon is a separate fellowship from Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Al-Anon is based on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions adapted from AA.

Visit the Virginia Al-Anon website for more information or call toll-free 888-4AL-ANON between 8am - 6pm, Monday to Friday, ET.  Want a map or directions to the meeting? Click on the address to the meeting!

Meeting Day

Meeting Time

Group Name

Program Type

Meeting Location

Meeting Address/Map

MONDAY

6:45 PM

BOUND TO IMPROVE

Al-Anon

ST PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

1700 UNIVERSITY AVE

MONDAY

7:15 PM

NEWCOMERS AFG

Al-Anon

ST PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

1700 UNIVERSITY AVE

MONDAY

8:00 PM

MONDAY NIGHT ALATEEN

Alateen

ST PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

1700 UNIVERSITY AVE

MONDAY

8:00 PM

MONDAY NIGHT AFG

Al-Anon

ST PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

1700 UNIVERSITY AVE

WEDNESDAY

NOON

WEDNESDAY NOON AFG

Al-Anon

CHERRY AVE. CHRISTIAN CHURCH

1720 CHERRY AVE

FRIDAY

12:30 PM

KEEP IT SIMPLE AFG

Al-Anon

IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH

2416 JEFFERSON PARK AVE

Directions to Meetings

Baptist Student Center

Corner of JPA and Brandon Avenue.  Across from Student Health

Cherry Avenue Christian Church

1720 Cherry Avenue
- Jefferson Park Avenue to Cleveland Avenue. From Cleveland turn left onto Cherry Avenue.

Church of Our Savior

1165 E. Rio Road

Common Grounds

214 Rugby Road 

-white house on the corner of Rugby and Gordon Ave. - upstairs

First Baptist Church

735 Park Street
-250 Bypass East to Park Street exit. Turn right onto Park Street, church will be on the right.

First Presbyterian Church

500 Park Street
Carriage House

Hinton Avenue Methodist Church

750 Hinton Avenue
- West Main Street to Ridge Street. Left onto Monticello Avenue, travel 1/2 a mile before turning left onto Avon Street (Va-20). Turn right onto Hinton Avenue.

Immanuel Lutheran

2416 Jefferson Park Ave.
-Take Alderman Rd away from Central Grounds toward Hereford College. Continue through intersection of Alderman and Stadium Rd. Go straight through the next light, the church is on the left hand less than a quarter mile. If you get to the stop sign at Old Lynchburg Rd you have gone too far. Plenty of parking available.

St. Mark Lutheran Church

100 Alderman Road
- St. Mark is located at the intersection of Ivy Road and Alderman Road near University Hall.

St. Paul’s Church

1700 University Ave.
-Across from the Rotunda and next to the Bank of America on the Corner. Park in the bank/church parking lot or on the street for 8p meetings. Enter through side door.

*Note: There is no parking available for the Wednesday and Friday meetingsbut they are within walking distance of UVA.

St. Thomas Catholic Church

401 Alderman Rd.
-Coming on McCormick from central grounds, turn R. onto Alderman Rd., the church is a few hundred yards down on the left. There is plenty of parking in the lot, enter through the ramps on the side of the building where you parked.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church

717 Rugby Road
-past the intersection of Rugby and Grady Ave and on the left

Trinity Episcopal Church

1042 Preston Avenue
- From Rugby Road turn east onto Grady Ave then north onto Madison Avenue. Madison Avenue intersects with Preston Avenue near Washington Park.

UVA Hospital

1221 Lee Street, Conference Room 1
- Jefferson Park Avenue to Lee Street. Univeristy of Virginia Hospital first floor conference room.

Wesley Memorial Church

1901 Thomson Rd
-Across from Memorial Gym (next to the bookstore parking garage) and between the Wesley Foundation and the pond. The meeting is held in the brick building behind the church, go down the outside stairs and turn left into the meeting room.

Westminster Presbyterian

190 Rugby Road
- Immediately past Beta Bridge on the right.  Parking is available off of 17th street behind the church.