As a regionally engaged university, we embrace our role as steward and champion of Western North Carolina. The opioid crisis is a nation wide epidemic whose impact we are all too familiar with in WNC. We seek to foster tangible steps that will make significant and lasting contributions to the well-being of the people affected by addiction in our region. Learn How We're Making an Impact for the future
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Western Carolina University is doing its part to help those affected by this crisis. In addition to receiving counseling help at Counseling and Psychological Services, students can receive support from Catamounts for Recovery. A student-run organization, Catamounts for Recovery is a sober community of individuals supporting recovery from substance use and assistance with mental health issues.