Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention

A.S.A.P. Recovery Resources


For the spring semester, meetings take place every Thursday from 4-5pm in the Wellness Center 2nd Floor Conference Room. (Straight across from the stairs/elevator on the 2nd floor.) Can’t make a meeting? Schedule a Peer Listening session with MFRA Group Lead, Amanda Camarata, on the Peer Listening webpage.

We recognize the unique journeys individuals take in exploring their relationship with alcohol and drugs. Mines for Recovery and Awareness seeks to provide an inclusive and compassionate space for all students, whether you’re sober-curious, sober by choice, in recovery, or simply seeking to better understand and support those around you. 

Mines for Recovery and Awareness aims to:

  • Offer a platform for Mines students to share and receive peer support in an understanding environment.
  • Create awareness and foster conversations about choices related to alcohol and drugs.

We warmly invite the following students:
i. Those in recovery.
ii. Individuals exploring their relationship with alcohol/drugs.
iii. Anyone curious about or questioning their alcohol/drug habits.
iv. Those who have experienced challenges with substance use.
v. Persons eager to gain insights to help a friend, peer, or family member.

Our community is voluntary, respects anonymity, and is driven by both students and Mines alumni. Please join us! Please complete this confidential interest form so that we can get a better sense of what this community needs. You can also leave your email address to be kept up-to-date about upcoming events.

In addition, please find support in the local community.

Recovery Resources While Isolated or Quarantined

Throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic, there has been quite a bit of understandable concern expressed by those in recovery about the impact of quarantines, stay-at-home orders, and general isolation on their recovery journeys. This was discussed on a Death, Sex & Money episode. We want all Mines students to be healthy, happy, and successful members of our community. Fortunately, hundreds of Alcoholic Anonymous meetings are taking place online ( and via phone ( Additionally, live Narcotics Anonymous chat meetings are listed here.

An amazing organization based in Denver, The Phoenix, is conducing free virtual programming that includes daily crossfit, yoga, meditation, and more. Membership is free, with a suggested donation for those who are able. Schedule of classes here.

Mines for Recovery compiled a list of recovery support groups and treatment centers in the local Mines area. Please contact these groups directly to find out if they are meeting in-person or virtually. Download the Mines Drug and Alcohol Abuse Resource Guide.

Colorado Crisis Services is a wealth of information in the state of Colorado. Contact them with more immediate questions about current in-person treatment options.

There are many other online resources for those in recovery or those still struggling with addiction. Sober Nation provides resources to get sober and to stay sober. is another helpful resource website that includes a list of accredited treatment options in Denver, as well as support groups, local navigators, and hotlines.