Resources for Temple Students

Resources Specific to Temple Students

Group Counseling: 

Effective Decision Making: This structured 50-minute group helps students explore their substance use patterns and gain better understanding of the impact it has on them and those around them. Students will learn how to reduce harm and make effective decisions that align with their values and promote safety.

When: Fridays at 1 pm, starting February 9, 2018

Temple Collegiate Recovery Program

The purpose of this organization shall be to help students who have substance use disorder or are in recovery from other conditions (i.e. mental illness or eating disorders). The organization will provide a number of different groups for support, education, training, and participation in recovery and spiritual growth. Also, education about addiction, recovery, mental health/wellness, stigma of these things, and recovery support services in the area to group members and the Temple University community. The organization will also provide networks of peer support for people in recovery and for people in active use who want to be in recovery to allow individuals to connect and understand that they are not alone and can get help facing issues that students who do not identify as being in recovery may not understand. The organization will also provide workshops on how to teach students to tell their stories of addiction/mental illness and recovery in a non-stigmatizing way, education on advocacy efforts to start to make a change in the behavioral health field and provide an outlet for support. The organization will also provide spiritual guidance and wellness education. The organization will also provide and participate in fun sober activities for students to participate in.  

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Psychiatric/Medication Services

For some students, the use of medications can assist in the recovery process.  Our psychiatrists are available to evaluate students for the use of medication such as buprenorphine (Suboxone, Zubsolv), naltrexone (Vivitrol), acamprosate (Campral) and other medications approved to assist in recovery.  A psychiatric evaluation may also be useful for students who have psychiatric symptoms.  Co-occurring psychiatric disorders are common in students with substance use disorders.  A psychiatric evaluation can help determine if symptoms are related to the substance use or another psychiatric disorder.  In cases of psychiatric disorders, psychiatrists can discuss medication options with the student.  In those discussions, the student's recovery is always taken into consideration and medications with abuse potential (e.g. benzodiazepines, hypnotics) are avoided.