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Collegiate Recovery Program

Meetings: Wednesdays 4:00pm, Recovery Lounge, Recreation Center 234

The College of New Jersey’s Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) provides comprehensive supports to students in recovery from alcohol and/or other drugs. Through TCNJ’s Collegiate Recovery Program we offer Lion’s House, RECreate Your Night, and counseling services. See their website for more information.

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Lion’s House is a living and learning space for students in recovery.  It is a community of students working towards growth, sobriety, and academic excellence. Lion’s House is a place where students can actively work on recovery and positive change. Students that live in Lion’s House are in an environment that emphasizes community living, participation in fun and exciting substance-free activities, personal growth, and wellness. It is a place where students can embrace life without alcohol and other drugs. In-house facilitated group support, individual counseling, and a live-in house mentor provides care that wraps around the student.

RECreate Your Night is a program that provides students with healthy options for having fun. This program is open to all students. Having healthy options for recreation serves to reduce substance abuse and provide additional support to students in recovery.

The program is supported by Student Affairs: Health and Wellness (Alcohol and Drug Education Program (ADEP), Counseling and Psychological Services, the Office of Recreation), Residential Housing and Education, and the Department of Counselor Education.

The CRP is overseen by Christopher Freeman LPC, LCADC, TCNJ’s dedicated Community Recovery Supervisor. Chris comes to TCNJ with over ten years of counseling and supervisory experiencing working in diverse clinical settings. He is dedicated to the idea that students in recovery do not have to let their history of addiction define them but can go on to great accomplishments. Chris can be contacted by email at or by phone at (609) 771-2134.

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