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Recovery: A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.


Students who want to live a sober lifestyle tend to isolate and have a difficult time connecting with other students.  NRAP was developed to provide a safe and fun community where students can meet others and not feel alone. Through our on-campus center students can drop in between classes, study, attend meetings, play video games, and most of all, make new friends.


Recovering and sober living students challenge today’s perceived norms of substance use on college campuses. To support them NRAP houses recovery and wellness meetings, provides opportunities to give back to others and their community, focuses on academic success, and allows students to grow in their mind, body, and spirit.


Students living a substance free lifestyle have the opportunity to celebrate each day and not have the past define their future. NRAP focuses on overall wellness with a goal of supporting students to find acceptance, happiness, fun, peace, success, and commitment to a healthy life. Connecting with others and growing individually allows our students to thrive during their college experience!

NRAPs Blog

Changing: difficult and necessary

why change is so difficult (and 9 ways to make it easier). by BROCK HENRY     Retrived from: http://strategicsimplicity.com/why-change-is-so-difficult-and-9-ways-to-make-it-easier  Let’s face it…change is hard. It really is. Sometimes, it’s downright painful. Because of that, most of us (myself certainly included) tend to shy away from it. If we’re honest about it, “run” from it might […]

What a week!

What a week! The building where our student lounge is housed flooded this week and our program coordinator’s office was filled up with water. As a result, the whole building was shut down and we have not been permitted to open our center to the students in our program for the duration of the repairs. […]

Taking the Stigma out of Addiction

Taking The Stigma Out Of Addiction Addiction—a mental illness or a moral failing?   Retrieved from: http://www.thefix.com/content/ending-cycle-shame-and-addiction   Shutterstock By Paul Gaita 10/09/14 As an editorial on the Talbot Spy site recently noted, modern society is of two minds on the subject of drug addiction. Decades of hard work by the recovery community have helped […]


Wellness! Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a model for holistic wellness that utilizes the balance of wellness in eight different dimensions. Maintaining wellness in multiple aspects of one’s life is optimal for those who might be feeling unbalanced and down. This model captures a clear picture of the multiple aspects leading […]

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