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Recovery Ally Workshop

The Recovery Ally Workshop is designed to present participants with the tools to support those in recovery from alcohol and/or other drugs.

This workshop will:

  • Demonstrate that recovery is a long-term process with unique implications for student success.
  • Confront myths and stigma regarding addiction and recovery.
  • Present the resources at Mason.

What participants will learn during this workshop:

  • How to use appropriate language surrounding substance use and addiction disorders.
  • How to convey openness and empathy to students in recovery.
  • An understanding of the science of substance use disorder.
  • How to offer support instead of enablement.
  • Knowledge about the recovery resources that Mason offers.


Please visit this link to register: http://cglink.me/2d7/r1001418


After completion of the workshop participants will receive a certificate and a sticker which can be displayed in your email signature indicating your dedication to being a Recovery Ally.

The Recovery Ally sticker acknowledges that you will strive to be:

  • An open-minded and active listener.
  • Conscious of your own biases and work to adjust them.
  • Informed and open to learning more about prevention, harm reduction, and recovery.
  • Aware of the environments you create and work to build a safe space where people can share struggles and successes with substances and mental health challenges.
  • An amplifier for the voices of people in recovery and an advocate for the rights of people both in recovery and those struggling with substances.


February 19, 2021
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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