Orlando Addiction Recovery Campaign Launched by University
Addiction recovery in Orlando, Florida has been placed in the spotlight thanks to a campaign launched by the Student Health Services at the University of Florida Central Florida (UCF).
By: Addiction Now
UCF's Student Health Services provides physical and mental health options to students while focusing on prevention, addiction treatment and recovery.
The Student Health Services prevention services include interactive workshops in fraternities and sororities. All students are also given drug use screenings every semester. Interventions and feedback are offered to students who struggle with substance abuse.
Some of the substance abuse treatment options include behavioral therapy, medication-assisted treatment and relapse prevention therapy.
The Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) at UCF offers several services to students trying to overcome substance use disorders, including recovery coaching, substance abuse counseling and local addiction support meetings.
Other registered organizations available to help students struggling with alcohol use disorders include the University Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol, and Boost Alcohol Consciousness Concerning Health of University Students.
The UCF Employee Assistance Program is meant to help workers deal with personal issues that could deter job performance, which could include drug or alcohol abuse.
Along with addiction recovery services, UCF has conducted events to inform students about substance abuse.
UCF also has groups that host events on campus for people who don't want to drink alcohol. One of those teams is SoberKnights.