Mustangs for Recovery


 Mustangs for Recovery                                                                 

  1. A community of support
  2. Recovery-oriented meetings and sober events
  3. An opportunity for leadership and service to the community
  4. A Recovery-friendly space

Mustangs for Recovery is a program of Campus Health & Wellbeing that uses a peer-to-peer model to provide a safe and supportive environment for students in recovery or struggling with addiction to substances and addictive behaviors. We also support students who have been directly or indirectly impacted by the substance abuse of friends or loved ones.

The purpose of Mustangs for Recovery is to offer support alternatives to those who still suffer from addiction and provide a safe place for students to discuss the ways addiction has impacted their lives. We offer 12-step and open recovery meetings to support the needs of our campus community.


Fall 2020 Virtual Meetings



Daily Reflections | 6:00 - 7:00 pm | Zoom ID: 972 4114 7941

Weekly open recovery meeting for students interested in recovery focused on setting intentions for the week based on readings and meditations. Open to students in recovery, allies, and anyone affected by addiction in any form.



AA meeting | Students for Recovery | 6:00 - 7:00 pm | Zoom ID: 967 5530 6374

Traditional AA meeting open to students and members of the community that have a desire to stop drinking. Format is a 15 minute speaker followed by topic discussion. Join us 30 minutes early for fellowship!



Students with Solutions | 6:00 - 7:00pm | Zoom ID: 984 2797 7566

Weekly open recovery meeting for students interested in recovery focused on readings and meditations geared toward the LGBT experience. Open to students in recovery, allies, and anyone affected by addiction in any form. All are welcome regardless of gender or sexuality.



Virtual Game Night | 6:00 - 7:00 pm | Zoom ID: 973 8006 8419

Hosted by Cal Poly and UCLA recovery communities, with students from all over California! Join us every Saturday to play Jackbox games with other students in recovery. Hop on for a good time and some cross campus camaraderie.


See all our meetings here


Interested in seeing another recovery focused meeting or social events happening for Cal Poly students? Contact Kirsten Vinther, or 805.756.6619.

Additional Support

Virtual Consultations |

If you are concerned about your own substance use, a friend or family member who uses or if you're just curious about the support community. Schedule a meeting with a peer or professional staff member to talk about what recovery means, what it might look like and get resources available to you.

Contact Mustangs for Recovery staff & peers at

What is Recovery?



1. The return to or restoration of a state of health, wellness, and strength.

2. The action or process of regaining possession or control over something stolen or lost.


There are many elements that go into recovering from addiction, and we believe it can be broken down into components:



Abstinence from all mind-altering substances and addictive behaviors (or the desire to be abstinent).



Meaningful daily activities, connection to a community of people in recovery, and being of service to others.Nobody likes feeling alone, and loneliness is one of the main causes of addictive behaviors.



Making healthy choices that support our physical and emotional well-being. This may include activities such as meditation and exercise.



Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @cprecovery

Kirsten Vinther,, 805.756.6619



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About Us

  • Location

    Building 27 - Health Center

  • Phone

    24/7 Support
    Health: 805.756.1211
    Counseling: 805.756.2511
    Wellbeing: 805.756.6181
    Safer: 805.756.2282

  • Hours

    Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM;
    Wed 9 AM - 4:30 PM

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