NRAP - University of Nevada, Reno

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 to 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

Nature vs Nurture

The nature vs nurture debate has been a significant part of the addiction argument for a long time.  There is ample evidence from both sides and a consensus has yet to be reached.  This article is interesting. While it advocates that nature has a significant impact on addiction it does not provide a real world […]

Juice Crawls and Shine concerts.

In an article I read today residents of Manhattan, New York are taking part in a healthier alternative to the well known bar crawl. Additionally sober day raves, dance parties, and a sober social network are taking off in cities across the country. Check out this article to find out more.

How is the health of your mind?

Are you a constant picture taker? How is your gait? Is their a bully in your life? The way you walk, observe, and succumb to negative treatment by others all affect our mental health. In a recent article “12 Habits That Can Destroy Your Mental Health” published by My Wise Granny, some recommendations on how […]

I am strong! Sort of, mentally speaking…

How is your brain strength? Do you buy that shiny new toy when you see it, or do you delay gratification and think on it? Are you courageous in the face of your fears? Do you identify and work on your weaknesses, or do you hide them away? These are just a few of the […]

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