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Collegiate Recovery Program

We offer resources to support students in recovery.

The BU Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) offers services, support, and fun for students in recovery. The CRP helps BU students get and stay sober so they can succeed in their academic, social, and personal pursuits.

We strive to create an inclusive environment and supportive community to help students thrive at BU and beyond. The CRP brings students together to participate in fun events, organizational meetings, and ongoing promotion of recovery. Joining the BU Collegiate Recovery Program will help you stay sober and feel at home in a university setting.

The CRP is also open to allies of students in recovery.

The group is anonymous. Members share the common goals to:

  • Develop long-term sobriety
  • Not use alcohol or other drugs

Email recovery@bu.edu to learn more, become a member, or sign up for the Sober Student Network!

Sober Student Network

This is a network of students committed to recovery and helping others succeed both in and out of the college environment. Learn how to become part of the network.

Join the Sober Student Network

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) near BU

These AA meetings are recommended by BU students and located close to BU.

  • Monday – Friday
    1:00pm BU Marsh Chapel @ 735 Commonwealth Avenue, downstairs in Marsh Room
  • Sunday
    7:30pm Boston, Emmanuel Church @ 15 Newbury Street, 2nd Floor via ramp
  • Monday
    8:00pm Boston, Emmanuel Church @ 15 Newbury Street
  • Tuesday
    6:45pm (beginners) Brookline, Presbyterian @ 32 Harvard Street
    8:00pm Brookline, Presbyterian @ 32 Harvard Street
  • Wednesday
    6:30pm Boston, Old South Church @ 645 Boylston Street
  • Thursday
    8:00pm Brookline, United Parish Church @ 210 Harvard Street
  • Friday
    8:00pm Boston, First Church @ 66 Marlborough Street
  • Saturday
    7:30pm Brookline, All Saints @ 1773 Beacon Street

A list of all AA meetings can be found here.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) near BU

These NA meetings are recommended by BU students and located close to BU.

  • Sunday
    7:00pm Cambridge, MIT Pierce Laboratory Building @ 33 Mass Ave, building #1
  • Monday
    8:00pm Boston @ 22 The Fenway, 2nd floor
  • Tuesday
    7:30pm Boston @ 74 Kilmarnock Street
  • Wednesday
    7:00pm Watertown, @ 32 Harvard Street
    7:00pm Boston, Mass General @55 Fruit Street, 4th Floor Room 4-810
  • Thursday
    7:30pm Cambridge, Harvard Methodist Church @ 155 Mass Ave, side door basement
  • Friday
    7:00pm Brookline, St Mary’s @ 5 Linden Place
    10:00pm Mission Hill @ 768 Huntington Avenue
  • Saturday
    7:30pm Brookline Police Station @ 350 Washington Street, Community Room

A list of all NA meetings can be found here.

Substance-Free Housing at BU

BU has housing options for students that are alcohol and drug-free. Contact Housing online or call 617-353-5136 for more information.

Support for Parents

Hear a parent’s perspective on the role of CRPs in student recovery.

Support For Allies

Al-Anon Meetings

  • Monday through Friday
    12:00pm Boston, Paulist Center Second Floor @ 5 Park Street
  • Sunday
    9:00am & 10:00am Cambridge, Cambridge College @ 1000 Massachusetts Ave – room # on TV monitor in lobby
  • Monday
    6:30pm Boston, Old South Church @ 645 Boylston St
  • Tuesday
    7:00pm Brookline, United Parish Church @ 210 Harvard St at Marion St
  • Wednesday
    7:00pm Boston, Old South Church @ 645 Boylston St

A list of all Al-Anon meetings can be found here.

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A New Support Group for Those Recovering from Addiction

The Boston University Collegiate Recovery Program is generously supported by a grant from Transforming Youth Recovery.