One of the important characteristics of a Jesuit education is the magis, from the Latin word for the ‘more’ or the ‘greater.’ As James Martin, S.J. says in The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life, “When you work, give your all…” The resources below give you more so you can live the Jesuit magis towards a fully thriving GU experience in wellness and in health.
Whether you're seeking resources for yourself or for a friend, remember that part of being in community, especially at a Jesuit institution, is the call for us to engage in conversations and dialogues around these topics. We hope you will use this Wellness Toolbox as a way to learn more about concerns Zags often face in order to reduce stigma and create open dialogue around those challenges.
To seek magis by learning more about cannabis, see the resources below:
Learn more about cannabis, including how it can affect you
Apps and downloads that can support your sobriety
Articles, handouts, worksheets and other resources about cannabis
Also includes information on support groups and hotlines
Video, audio, and podcasts to help you understand cannabis
Information and resources for how to help a friend who is struggling with cannabis use
While the majority of Gonzaga students choose not to use cannabis, it is legal for some folks in Washington. Understanding more about cannabis and identifying resources that can help people cut back or quit may help you make decisions about how to lead a healthy lifestyle.
National Institute of Health
National Institute on Drug Abuse
This is just a sampling of apps available to support good decisions around marijuana and sobriety. On-campus and off-campus resources are also available to help support you with any concerns you may have in this area.
NA Recovery Companion - Companion to support recovering addicts in their daily lives. Includes cleantime calculator, daily planner, daily meditations, meeting locator, and group reading cards.
$2.99 on Android and iTunes
Cassava - Locate nearby support groups, monitor your moods and activities, and track daily progress. Includes motivational articles, daily reflections, and tips for preventing relapse.
Free on Android & iTunes
RecoveryBox - Sobriety toolset with goal-setting, daily reflections, accountability tools, trigger tracking, and rewards for reaching achievements.
$1.99 on iTunes
I Am Sober - A motivational companion app to track your sobriety.
$1.99 on Android and iTunes
Field Guide to Life - This app provides crucial first-year support to people newly recovering from addiction and guidance for staying clean and sober.
$7.99 on Android and iTunes
Marijuana Anonymous - Official 12 step recovery app of Marijuana Anonymous.
Free on Android and iTunes
Learn About Marijuana - Science-based information on marijuana for the public including information on legality and factsheets on the impact of marijuana use.
Health Check - A free, anonymous screening tool that gives you feedback about your marijuana use as well as on-campus resources that can support you in this area.
The 12 Questions - Twelve questions from Marijuana Anonymous to help you identify if marijuana is becoming a problem in your life.
Marijuana on Campus - Information on marijuana use on college campuses and things to consider as a college student if you choose to use marijuana.
Support Groups - There are multiple support groups online, on campus, and in Spokane related to marijuana use and addiction.
Recovery Campus - An online magazine for college students with articles and resources on substance use, recovery, and well-being.
What is Addiction? - A resource to help understand the difference between use and addiction, statistics on addiction, and the costs of substance use.
Hotlines That Help - There are a number of local and national crisis hotlines that can help you 24 hours a day. Learn more in this resource with specific hotlines numbers (including texting options).
Nuggets Bird - A video illustrating addiction.
Sarah Nerad: Investing in Recovery - A Ted Talk from a young person in long-term recovery since 2007. She has made it her life purpose to create the same opportunities that she had to enter and sustain recovery for other young people across the country
AfterPartyPod - A weekly podcast conversation about addiction and recovery from a humorous point of view.
Since Right Now - A podcast discussing any and all issues supporting sustained recovery from addiction.
Tips on How to Help a Friend - When we’re having a hard time, the first place most of us turn is to family and friends. If you have friends who have come to you for help, we've got tips to help you with those conversations.
What Do I Say? - Having difficult conversations with friends is never easy. This is a quick resource to help you find the right words.
Zags Help Zags: Substance Use - Warning signs and tips for talking with another Zag when they are struggling with substance use.
Refer Form - This is one way you can share that you are concerned about a student. Someone from the Center for Cura Personalis, or their designee, will reach out to provide the student with support and resources.
Campus Resources List - There are so many resources available on campus to support Gonzaga students. The campus resources we have available can support you at each phase in their journey. This page includes list of commonly used resources, including contact information and a little information about what each office does.
Campus Resources Matrix - If you still aren't sure which office might be the best place to go, take a look at our which identifies offices that can help with specific questions or concerns.
What is Health & Counseling? - Health & Counseling Services functions as your private physician's office and counseling center. Learn more about the services available through this office.
What To Expect - This video gives an overview of what to expect when scheduling and coming in for your first visit at the Center for Cura Personalis or Health & Counseling Services.
Community Resources - In addition to the great resources available on campus, there are a number of resources available in the Spokane community to assist you with your personal well-being while you are at Gonzaga.
The contents of this page are not intended to diagnose, treat, or provide a second opinion on any health issue. This information is not a substitute for the services of medical professionals; users should consult a health care provider for specific medical advice. Links to external websites are provided solely for the convenience of users. These sites are not managed by Gonzaga University and the organization assumes no responsibility for their content.