Collegiate Recovery Community

Gonzaga remains committed to supporting students throughout the summer who identify as in recovery, exploring sobriety, or looking to make changes in their substance use. For more information, contact Sydney, the Alcohol and Other Drugs Health Educator in OHP, at cheifetz@gonzaga.edu.

The space provided by Gonzaga University for the purposes of the Collegiate Recovery Community is known as OUR House. OUR House seeks to ensure students do not have to choose between their recovery and their education. It provides a safe, recovery-positive environment where students can connect with other students who have similar lived experiences. Through involvement in OUR House, Zags in recovery will be empowered to take individual responsibility for their health and well-being while belonging to a community of support. 

“The sense of community at OUR House really held me accountable in my sobriety and made me feel comfortable knowing I wasn’t the only one on this journey.” - OUR House Participant

 

O.U.R. House (Our Unique Recovery) is Gonzaga University’s collegiate recovery program. This program invites students seeking or exploring sobriety to gather and to empower each other to live a life of recovery.
 
The CRC's mission is to foster a common, collective sense of purpose that helps students lead meaningful lives with the desire to stop or reduce their use of substances and other potentially harmful behaviors.  This mission is supported by programmatic efforts for recovery, alternatives to alcohol and drug use, strategies and resources for maintaining sobriety and a community of belonging promoting recovery, holistic well-being, and academic success.
 

We realize all students who come to our program may not already be sober or may identify as in recovery from something other than substance use. Gonzaga has relationships with facilities off-campus for detox, inpatient treatment, and outpatient treatment services. Depending on the student’s needs for treatment, it may even be possible to stay in school while completing outpatient services.

We have an open door policy and invite all students curious about getting sober, or our community, to contact us or stop by during drop-in hours. 

 

Gonzaga's recovery community is not affiliated with any specific outside recovery program. Our meetings are group discussion based and open to any Gonzaga student interested in or curious about living a recovery lifestyle. 

 
Take a seat on either cozy couch or on our roller chairs that are equipped with tray tables! There is an HD TV with full cable access, so you never have to miss your favorite show or sports game. The house has an abundance of free recovery literature (AA, NA, recovery magazines, pamphlets) for students who are part of OUR House. There are plenty of board games too: Guesstures, Uno, Yahtzee, Apples to Apples, lots of puzzles and much more.

We have a fully equipped kitchen, with a full size refrigerator/freezer combination, a stove, oven, microwave, and of course a coffee maker. We have a sturdy wooden table in the kitchen that sits six people, and is another place that students can work on homework in the house. Students are free to use the kitchen for any purpose. There are also a lot of art supplies stored in the kitchen: crayons, colored pencils, markers, canvasses, and an assortment of other craft materials.

There is a desktop computer that is provided by the University for student usage, with lots of desk space surrounding the computer. We also have access to a printer, which prints in both black/white and color and is free of charge for students. There is an iHome to play music, or to listen to the radio. There is also a BluRay player connected to the TV and a landline phone available for emergency calls.

Other Amenities: there is a wheelchair ramp access for OUR House, a meeting room, a full bathroom, and a yoga/meditation room. We are really trying to provide a comfortable and safe space for students in recovery to gather and play games, watch TV, or study together. Please don’t hesitate to contact OHP staff for any alternate requests associated with the house.

OUR House is directly across from the Twohy residence hall on N. Cincinnati Street. The house has beautiful architecture and character, and is fully heated for our winter months. There is access to the high speed on-campus WiFi available at the house. Students that regularly attend meetings and events will have access to OUR House 24/7.
 
We will host events for students that want to be a part of O.U.R. House, as we believe it is crucial for college students in recovery to continue having fun!
 

Spokane Community Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous

An international fellowship of people who have had a drinking problem. There are no age or education requirements.

SMART Recovery

Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) helps people recover from all types of addiction and addictive behaviors.

LifeRing

A worldwide network of individuals seeking to live in recovery from addiction to alcohol or to other non-medically prescribed drugs.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

A fellowship of people for whom drugs had become a problem. Individuals meet regularly to help each other stay sober.

Women For Sobriety

A non-profit organization dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions.

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