Students who want to live a sober lifestyle tend to isolate and have a difficult time connecting with other students. NRAP was developed to provide a safe and fun community where students can meet others and not feel alone. Through our on-campus center students can drop in between classes to study, attend meetings, play video games, and most of all, make new friends.
Recovering and sober living students challenge today’s perceived norms of substance use on college campuses. To support them NRAP houses recovery and wellness meetings, provides opportunities to give back to others and their community, focuses on academic success, and allows students to grow in their mind, body, and spirit.
Students living a substance free lifestyle have the opportunity to celebrate each day and not have the past define their future. NRAP focuses on overall wellness with a goal of supporting students to find acceptance, happiness, fun, peace, success, and commitment to a healthy life. Connecting with others and growing individually allows our students to thrive during their college experience!
NRAP has given me a safe place to go where I do not feel pressured or judged for being sober. The people in NRAP really care for each other and provide a wonderful community support that cannot be found anywhere else at UNR. Being a part of NRAP is a life-changing experience!
When I first came to NRAP at the beginning of the Fall 2012 semester, I was out of touch socially and had no community to which I felt that I belonged. After spending the semester going to groups and becoming involved in the NRAP program, I have become immersed in the sober community within its […]
NRAP provides me a healthy and safe place to go. I always come in in-between class and work on homework just to hang out. However, even if I am only doing homework the environment is still encouraging to sobriety. Going to NRAP is much better than going to the library because everyone here is my […]
When I first heard about NRAP, I was ecstatic to meet other students like me who were in or seeking recovery from alcoholism and addiction. If I didn’t have a community of some sort that connected me with other people in similar situations, I would have either drank in an attempt to “fit into” the […]
NRAP has provided me with a place to belong to at UNR. As a non-traditional student i spent my first years of college going to class and leaving directly after without making any meaningful connections. NRAP has given me a place to relax after class and socialize with other students without pressures of partying. It’s […]
Even if I’m rushing across campus, it’s great to be able to peek in, say hi, and get centered with a hug from NRAP peeps. Coming back to college AND being in recovery was so scary this semester… not anymore- thanks for the love and support!