George Mason University strives to be a community that is accessible, welcoming, inclusive, and encouraging to students in recovery from all substance use disorders, eating disorders, or other process disorders. We have generated this page of resources and information for students in recovery as well as those who support people in recovery. If you would like to consult with a staff member, please fill out a referral or request a meeting and we would be happy to consult about various options with you.

Patriots for Recovery

Patriots for Recovery is our continuing efforts to support and foster a recovery community at George Mason University. Patriots for Recovery is an open peer to peer support group that is for Mason students who identify with being in recovery for a substance use disorder, eating disorder, or other process addictions. Interested students should email recovery@gmu.edu and a representative from the Student Support and Advocacy Center will get you connected to more information.

Patriots for Recovery meetings are held each Thursday during the academic year from 12-1 pm Eastern time.

Additional Recovery Resources


Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): AA is a “fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism”

  • Sundays 10:30 am in Engineering Hall 1108

Meetings do not occur when Mason the campus is closed. The Student Support and Advocacy Center does not facilitate these meetings, and therefore it is best to check the website to ensure that the groups are currently meeting before attending.

You may also find other local AA meetings at aa.org.

Interested in creating a new recovery meeting on campus? Email us at recovery@gmu.edu and we would love to help you get started.


Due to the public health concerns of the Coronavirus, many recovery meetings have been moved to a virtual format and are consistently changing. Please check out the list of some online and local recovery options to get more information about recovery options in our area. Feel free to reach out to the Student Support and Advocacy Center and we would be happy to help you find a recovery or support group to meet your needs or to discuss alternative options.

Substance use recovery and support meetings
Disordered eating recovery and support meetings

*These are recovery spaces that are organized by outside organizations and therefore we do not control the membership or content of these meetings. If you visit a meeting and it is not right for you, we are happy to take that feedback. We would also love to help you to find a space that feels more appropriate and supportive for your needs.