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Students can face many challenges and situations while in college. We can help you help yourself. Guide created and maintained by Brea Henson.

Substance Abuse & Rehab, Help Yourself Campaign, UNT Library

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Subject Headings and Call Numbers

Locate books with these subjects and call numbers at Willis and Sycamore Libraries, GOVT Online Resources, and UNT Online Resources. Physical materials can be checked out at one of our service desks or through our self-check machines for complete privacy. 

  • HV5001-5720.5
  • RC564.7-565.9 
Addiction Counseling
  • RC 564
Compulsive Gambling and Shopping
  • RC569.5.G35
  • RC569.5.S56 
Internet addiction
  • RC569.5.I54
Rehabilitation Counseling
  • HD7255.5
Relationship Addiction
  • RC552.R44
Sex Addiction
  • RC560.S43 
Smoking and Tobacco Use
  • RC 566 – RC 567
Substance Abuse
  • HV4997 – HV5840
  • RC563 – RC568
Television Addiction
  • HF6146.T42
Video Game Addiction
  • RC569.5.V53

Collegiate Recovery Program at UNT

Collegiate Recovery Program at UNT

The college experience is a big transition for any student. For those in recovery, this transition often seems like an impossible one. In a social culture that often glorifies substance use, behavioral pressure and physical appearances, most students in recovery feel like they have to choose between a healthier lifestyle and their college experience.

The University of North Texas’ Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) is a peer-based program created to give students in recovery the opportunity to experience college life in a safe, nurturing and substance-free environment. The program requires members to be involved with service activities, attend support groups and seminars while committing to sobriety and academics. While not all students enrolled in the program may be recovering from a substance use addiction, all students are asked to follow the same guidelines of sobriety and a healthy lifestyle.

Students recovering from substance use disorders, behavioral and process addictions, mental health concerns as well as students choosing to live a substance-free life are all welcome. Students must be enrolled in at least one class at UNT to become a member. 

UNT CRP Objectives

  1. Empower students to promote quality of life improvements.
  2. Enhance a substance-free and responsible-use campus climate.
  3. Augment academic success through recovery seminars and peer engagement.
  4. Provide formalized training courses for workforce development in the peer recovery, addiction treatment and prevention fields.
  5. Advance peer-to-peer and service opportunities for students.
  6. Emphasize social support as a mechanism for initiating positive lifestyle changes.
  7. Promote recovery from substance use disorders, behavioral (process) addictions, and mental health illness by providing support and services to self-identified recovering college students.
  8. Improve positive citizen engagement.
Learn more about the program or apply by visiting their website ( as well as the HPS's page (



Recovery Housing the UNT Recovery Nest

The Recovery Nest at the University of North Texas is a recovery-oriented residence. The Recovery Nest is open to students living in recovery from substance use disorders, mental health illness, and other quality of life concerns. Dedicated to providing the safety and resources students at the University of North Texas need to support their recovery, The Recovery Nest is the first residence hall wing serving students that are in long-term recovery, or that live a life of wellness by choice. The Recovery Nest community integrates fun in recovery with a focus on success in individual academic careers. Recovery and academics should never be sacrificed for one another, and the Recovery Nest combined with active participation in the Collegiate Recovery Program at the university make it possible not to have to choose.

Students that are actively seeking an improved quality of life through a commitment to long-term recovery and are filled with a desire to be a contributing member of the North Texas community through outreach, service, membership and advocacy, would be a great fit for The Recovery Nest.

Freshman students of the collegiate recovery program will be required to reside in the Recovery Nest; upper classman students that are CRP student members may apply for residence, as well as students who are willing to commit to the principles and philosophy of recovery, prevention, and wellness.

Learn more about the program by visiting their website:




Highlights from the Collection: Substance Abuse & Rehab

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