5 Tips to Know Before Using a Rideshare
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5 Tips to Know Before Using a Rideshare

Plans Matter. If using a rideshare: Check color, make and model of vehicle. Confirm license plate. Ask the driver to verify your name. Stay together as a group. Make sure cell phones are charged. Going to be a Designated Driver? If you plan to be a designated driver, your safety and the safety of those…

Preparing for the Holidays: Sober Edition
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Preparing for the Holidays: Sober Edition

With the holidays right around the corner, you may think of fine food and good company as a wonderful disruption to the college routine. As some traditions and celebrations may consist of alcohol and other substances, it can become overwhelming to navigate for those in recovery. Whether you are recovering or supporting someone going into…

A Conversation: Returning to Campus After Treatment
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A Conversation: Returning to Campus After Treatment

Two UGA students “sat down” with me for a conversation around their personal journeys. They offered their wisdom and wit in navigating life as students who took time off from their roles here at UGA and decided to return, after receiving treatment and support for their addiction(s) elsewhere. Our hope is that what they share…

Sober Activities: National Recovery Month 2021
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Sober Activities: National Recovery Month 2021

September is National Recovery Month. Throughout this month, the Collegiate Recovery Community here at UGA has committed to offering media, stories, facts, and practical tips to promote awareness of recovery, which is possible (in case you were wondering) and closer to you than you might think.

Wellbeing in Context: Community
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Wellbeing in Context: Community

At the University Health Center, we are dedicated to supporting your holistic wellbeing. Caring for your own wellbeing is deeply important work, and if we lived in a vacuum, perhaps that would be where our commitment to wellbeing ends. But the institutions we are a part of, the systems that structure our lives, and the…

#BeWellUGA: Winter Season Self-Care
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#BeWellUGA: Winter Season Self-Care

The winter season and, for some, the holiday season is approaching, and along with it comes finals and other potentially related stressors. On top of the things we may generally navigate on a daily basis, 2020 has brought unique obstacles. Now more than ever, it is crucial to put our mental health and well-being first….