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Recovery Support Services

Vanderbilt Recovery Support (VRS) provides a supportive and accountable community for students who are concerned about their alcohol or other drug misuse and those actively in recovery from addiction. VRS is a collegiate recovery program which understands that being sober is one piece of being in recovery. By offering individual coaching, weekly meetings, and monthly seminars, along with social and service events, students are able to continue to work toward success in their academic, social, personal, and professional lives. Recovery housing is also available for undergraduate students through an application process.

Additional information about VRS can be found here.

Many locations are open for recovery meetings, but In the Rooms- A Global Recovery Community is still an option for those not ready to be in person due to Covid-19:

  • In The Rooms- A Global Recovery Community describe themselves as a free online recovery tool that offers 130 weekly online meetings for those recovering from addiction and related issues. They embrace multiple pathways to recovery, including all 12 Step, Non-12 Step, Wellness and Mental Health modalities.

Spring 2023 Recovery Support Meetings

Vanderbilt Recovery Support Open Meeting 

  • Location: VRS Lounge, Center for Student Wellbeing, 1211 Stevenson Center Lane
    When: Every Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

  • Location: St. Augustine’s Chapel (Vanderbilt’s Campus), 200 24th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212
    When: Every Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

VRS Pride in partnership with LGBTQI Life Student Meeting

  • Location: VRS Lounge, Center for Student Wellbeing, 1211 Stevenson Center Lane
    When: Second and Fourth Wednesday of the month
    Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Vanderbilt Recovery Support Open Meeting

  • Location: VRS Lounge, Center for Student Wellbeing, 1211 Stevenson Center Lane
    When: Every Thursday
    Time: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Additional VRS services 

Membership- Requires 90 days sobriety time

  • Peer fellowship
  • 24/7 access to VRS Lounge
  • Service and trip opportunities
  • Resume-building experiences
  • Monthly special topic seminars

Recovery Housing
Recovery Housing, a sober living and learning community, is available for undergraduate students. Sober suites and single rooms are located on campus through an application process. Students in Recovery Housing are provided with individual mentorship, weekly meetings, randomized drug screening, peer accountability, monthly seminars, in addition to a discreet and substance-free living environment. Off campus Recovery Housing is also available to students with the same community and accountability resources.

  • Life skills and academic coaching
  • Abstinence support
  • Connection to sober peers
  • Accountability
  • Non-judgemental staff guidance

 Alcohol and other Drug Support Resources

The Center for Student Wellbeing  works to promote, develop and support opportunities for students to enhance existing knowledge and skills necessary to make healthy choices regarding their lifestyle including alcohol and other drugs. Please explore the information below.

Alcohol Screening

Drug Screening