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CRP stands for Charlotte Recovery Program. The UNC Charlotte Charlotte Recovery Program (CRP) is a program within the Center for Wellness Promotion. The UNC Charlotte CRP supports students with their recovery journey while obtaining their degree. 

According to the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Recovery is defined as: A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. 

Anyone who is a current student at UNC Charlotte and who wants support with stopping or cutting back on substance use. The UNC Charlotte CRP supports all members who join and who are at the beginning, maintaining, or returning phase of their recovery. 

The UNC Charlotte Charlotte Recovery Program (CRP) is not a clinical treatment program; rather it is a recovery program based on social support and community resources. The UNCC CRP can connect students to campus and community resources, provide referrals, and facilitate a community of support that will help students navigate sustained recovery in college. The UNCC CRP supports all pathways to recovery and defines recovery as a lifelong commitment to pursuing optimal health and well-being.

  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine 
  • Cannabis (Marijuana, weed, joints)
  • Hallucinogens (LSD, PCP, ecstasy, ketamine)
  • Inhalants (spray paints, markers, glues)
  • Opioids (oxycodone, hydrocodone)
  • Sedatives, hypnotics, or anxiolytics (Ativan, Halcion, Librium, Valium, Xanax)
  • Stimulants (caffeine, nicotine, amphetamines, cocaine)
  • Tobacco (vapes, cigarettes, cigars, hookah)
  • & Other substances

According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, addiction is a primary, chronic, neurobiologic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. Addiction is characterized by behaviors that include: Impaired control over drug use, Compulsive use, Continued use despite harm, and Cravings.

  • Natural Recovery

  • Mutual Aid groups, 12-step based programs (e.g., AA, NA)

  • Mutual Aid groups, non-12-step based programs (e.g., Women for Sobriety, SMART Recovery)

  • Faith-based recovery

  • Cultural recovery (e.g., traditional Native American sweat lodges)

  • Criminal justice (e.g., incarceration, drug court) 

  • Outpatient treatment 

  • Inpatient treatment 

  • Bodywork (e.g., yoga, traditional Chinese medicine, and Addiction Energy Healing) 

  • Other therapies (e.g., art or music) and giving back

Yes. AA and All Recovery meetings are open to the community. 


We provide community support around an all pathway model of recovery through 12-step meetings, support groups, social events, and scholarships.

Yes. If you would like to meet with a licensed clinical addiction specialist, you would need to contact the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) to be referred for individual substance use counseling. You can contact CAPS (

If you are experiencing a severe or potentially life-threatening emergency, call 911, go to a local hospital emergency room, or call Campus Police at 704-687-2200.