Recovery is Spoken Here: Recovery Ally Training provides essential information for faculty and staff at Illinois State.

Why? College students are in the highest risk category of any age group for developing a substance use disorder, yet college campuses are well known to be “recovery-hostile environments.”  

By engaging in recovery ally training, faculty and staff will learn about: 

  • Sober Redbirds, Illinois State University’s collegiate recovery community
  • Symptoms that indicate a substance use disorder or the need for recovery
  • Providing support for students who need help, as well as those who are already in recovery, including how to make a successful referral
  • Nurturing a recovery-friendly campus by understanding how language and policies perpetuate stigma, which blocks recovery, and recognizing how faculty and staff can challenge the party culture


Jamie Laurson, Alcohol and Other Drug Interventionist and Sober Redbirds Advisor, Student Conduct and Community Responsibilities

Upcoming Trainings

Monday, October 19, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Thursday, November 12, 1–3 p.m.

To register or to request a training, please email Jamie at