Hoos in Recovery is a supportive, confidential community of UVA students, faculty, staff and alumni in recovery or considering recovery from alcohol or other drug use disorders. Weekly meetings and frequent social events provide a community of people who “get it.”
UVA’s Student Disability Access Center (SDAC) staff coordinates academic accommodations to foster equal access to the University’s programs and courses. Academic accommodations may include flexibility with assignment deadlines, extended time on exams, note taking assistance, priority registration, etc. The staff can also offer consultation to guide you through the process, and also can assist in screening evaluations for learning and attentional disorders.
In terms of sober housing, SDAC, in collaboration with Housing and Residence Life, may be able to make on-Grounds housing accommodations for students in recovery or students engaging in substance use disorder treatment. Contact Debbie Berkeley (email@example.com; 434-243-5184), SDAC Assistant Director, for more information.
Charlottesville sober housing options (outside of UVA) include the Oxford Houses and Georgia’s Healing House.
Orchard Mountain Recovery is not affiliated with UVA, but provides a range of recovery support services.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has numerous meetings each week in Charlottesville, and several are within walking distance of UVA (and one is located at the Hoos in Recovery House). If you’d like to confidentially attend a meeting with another UVA member, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) has numerous meetings each week, and several are within walking distance of UVA. If you’d like to confidentially attend a meeting with another UVA member, please email email@example.com.