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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions on the Center for Collegiate Recovery & 12 Step Meetings

Q: Are there any requirements to become a member of the program?
A: To become a member of the Center for Collegiate Recovery you must be admitted to the University of Texas at San Antonio however, everyone is welcome to attend meetings here on campus.

Q: What can I expect from a 12-step meeting?
A: There are many different types of 12-step meetings, and many different 12-step meetings in San Antonio. Each meeting is run a little bit differently.

The most abundant 12-step meeting in San Antonio is AA (Alcoholics Anonymous). AA meetings are either "open" or "closed." Therefore, if the meeting is open, anyone is welcome at the meeting. However, typically the members only talk about alcohol during the meeting. "Closed" AA meetings are ONLY open to self-identified alcoholics. All of the meetings at the Center are open. There are also meetings of Narcotics anonymous, Opiate Addicts Anonymous, Dual Disorders Anonymous, Al-Anon, Co-dependents Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous, Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous, Sex-Addicts Anonymous, Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, Gamers Anonymous, Marijuana Anonymous, Crystal Meth Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, and so on.

Q: Do I need to do anything before I show up to a 12 step meeting at the UTSA?
A: There are no pre-requisites to show up to any of the meetings at UTSA.

Q: What if I'm not sure that I'm an addict; can I still come to a meeting?
A: As mentioned previously, anyone is welcome, even if you are just coming to learn more about addiction.

Q: What about confidentiality? If we attend any of the meetings at UTSA or become a member of the program, does that information because public?
A: The Center for Collegiate Recovery does not keep public records of student attendance or membership. Therefore, your attendance and membership in the program are confidential and anonymous.

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