Students for Recovery

Student Recovery office desk

Welcome to the Student Recovery Lounge

Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential.


Are you in recovery, or interested in exploring recovery — from any substance, behavior, pattern or relationship that causes suffering in your life?

Students for Recovery holds supportive, safe space for students on recovery journeys and their allies. You can connect with Students for Recovery in whatever way feels comfortable to you: Drop by the new Recovery Lounge in Melville 303 or email

Students for Recovery is an informal group for students in any stage of their journey and honors all pathways of recovery. We meet in person and virtually to support each other in recovery, social and academic pursuits.

In May 2021, Berkshire Community College (BCC) became an institutional member of the Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE). Check out the Collegiate Recovery website for national student opportunities, conferences, and resources.

Connect at the Recovery Lounge

Enjoy the space to study, take a breath or meet a friend during your day!

Melville 303
Spring 2024
Monday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:30 – 5 p.m.
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Contact Us


  • Local Resources

    Learn to Cope is a non-profit support network that offers education, resources, peer support and hope for those coping with a loved one's addiction. For local information and to access virtual meetings, contact Peter Babineau at

    Rural Recovery Resources is a peer-support recovery center, fostering community, communication, and referrals. They offer in-person All-Recovery Meetings at 7 p.m. on Fridays, at 60 Bridge St, Great Barrington, and over Zoom at 7 p.m. on Thursdays. Join in via Zoom. You can also reach out to Gary Pratt at

  • Online Resources


    In The Rooms is a free online recovery tool that offers 130 weekly online meetings for those recovering from addiction and related issues. It embrace multiple pathways to recovery, including all 12 Step, Non-12 Step, Wellness and Mental Health modalities.

    Insight Timer is a free library of more than 80k guided meditations and talks for stress reduction, grounding and self-care.

    Online Communities and Fellowships

    The Phoenix is an online community serving 42,000 members nationwide, and offering a huge range of fitness, yoga and meditation classes online. The Phoenix's mission is to build a sober active community that fuels resilience and harnesses the transformational power of connection so that together we rise, recover and live.

    Recovery Dharma has a mission to support individuals on their path of recovery from addiction using Buddhist practices and principles, Recovery Dharma offers dozens of weekly meetings online.

    Alcoholics Anonymous- Western Mass Intergroup and Berkshire County Intergroup meet face-to-face and in virtual mutual aid meetings.

    Berkshire County Narcotics Anonymous offers face-to-face and virtual mutual aid meetings.