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

A Recovering Addict’s Guide to Finding Balance

For a recovering alcoholic or addict, learning to find balance can be particularly challenging. Leading a balanced life means avoiding extreme highs or lows. It also means paying attention to tendencies that many addicts have to focus or obsess too much on one activity, such as exercise or work. When the scales are tipped too […]

10 Ways to Improve Your Ability to Fight Relapse in Recovery

As the semester starts to get busy with midterms looming, papers, group assignments it is important to remember to protect your recovery. Here is an article I found at I hope it can help you protect your recovery.   10 Ways to Improve Your Ability to Fight Relapse in Recovery   When you leave […]

Unite to face Addiction Rally

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Facing Addiction, a new, national organization that will serve as a voice for the over 85 million Americans impacted by addiction, is proud to announce the “UNITE to Face Addiction“ rally, a free event on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, October 4, 2015.  At the rally, Facing Addiction, […]

50 Shades of Recovery

Yesterday was our highly anticipated event, 50 Shades of Recovery. The focus of the event was on the challenges that people in recovery face, in the form of the stigma associated with the word ‘addiction’ and ‘addicts’. Two of the main speakers where people in recovery who had been forced into the spotlight because of […]

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