There are on-campus and off-campus based recovery programs addressing various addiction concerns that students, faculty and staff can access. Please see below information on some of these important resources in our community.
Formed by University of Oklahoma students in recovery in August 2018, Students in Recovery is an organization providing a safe, sober environment for students currently in recovery, those supporting recovery and those who are seeking recovery at OU. We support all forms of recovery and encourage self-determination and fun in recovery by way of sober tailgates, town halls, organized community work and education about all forms of addiction.
At present, Students in Recovery hosts weekly virtual all-recovery peer-led and supported twelve-step meetings via Zoom for the students at OU and the members of the surrounding recovery community. All OU students, staff and faculty have Zoom access through your official OU account at oklahoma.zoom.us. The weekly meeting is held Wednesdays at 7pm and the Zoom ID is 324-066-966 and password OUSIR. There are no dues or fees for membership.
These virtual meetings are a great way to continue receiving and giving Recovery support during the current public health situation!
Located in Norman, Oklahoma, The Virtue Center works to be a place of solace for those experiencing substance abuse, compulsive gambling and mental health issues including trauma. By way of compassion, clarity, and understanding, we strive to help people improve recurring behaviors and find a new path in life.
Located in Norman, Oklahoma, Living Hope Eating Disorder Treatment Center offers a variety of programs and services to help put you or a loved one on the path to a lasting recovery and it is currently the only treatment center in the Oklahoma City region specializing in caring for patients with the following eating disorders:
Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, OSFED, Binge Eating Disorder, Compulsive Overeating and Disordered Eating
It offers four levels of care including residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient services for both men and women, which incorporate counseling, nutrition education, medical stabilization and group therapy. Intake staff offer free and confidential assessments to determine if treatment would be beneficial, including information and support about the specific types of treatment.
Narcotics Anonymous offers recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle. NA does not focus on any particular drug; NA’s approach makes no distinction between drugs including alcohol. Membership is free, and we have no affiliation with any organizations outside of NA.
Al-Anon is an open fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics whose lives have been affected by another person’s addiction to alcohol. Alateen is a program designed for young people under the age of 21. The basic principle of both groups is that alcoholism is a family disease; those closely involved with alcoholics may suffer psychologically, spiritually and often physically. This mutual support program is based on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) during which members share their experiences, strength, and hope to solve their common problems. It is compatible with all religious beliefs or none and its single purpose is to help families and friends of alcoholics, whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not.
For more information contact Oklahoma City Al-Anon Family Information Services: