Northeast State Students HOPE
Student Recovery Support Program
Tips for Students in Recovery
Denise Walker, M.S., Licensed Professional Counselor/MHSP
Director of Student Services
Student Wellness Contact
Northeast State Community College
After Hours and
Call local crisis 877.928.9062
If there is an immediate risk to self or others, call 9-1-1 or go to the
nearest Hospital Emergency Room. Or.
Text TN to 741741
Call 833-434-2684 (Frontier Health Virtual Crisis Counseling)
Students HOPE is a college-sponsored program with the mission of creating a collegiate recovery community within our campus culture. It is designed to provide an educational opportunity alongside recovery support to ensure students do not have to sacrifice one for
The purposes of Students HOPE are to:
- Provide a nurturing, affirming environment in which individuals recovering from addictive disorders or who have family members with addictive disorders, along with their allies, can find peer support while attaining a college education at Northeast State.
- Connect students to
- Connect students to
The Students HOPE sanctioned student organization is open to any student interested in membership. The club provides organizational activities, assistance and leadership to the collegiate recovery program by scheduling guest speakers, set up for the meeting space for the
weekly recovery groups, and planning and implementation of fundraisers to support the recovery program. Meetings are held monthly.
One goal of Students HOPE is to have student-led support groups for students in recovery and/or for students who have a family member with an addictive disorder. If you are interested in starting a group, contact us.
Weekly community groups in the Tri-Cities area are available on different days and times throughout the week. Sometimes it takes visiting two or three different groups before one can find the right fit. Check out these groups for locations, days and times that will meet your schedule.
Celebrate Recovery, and
Faculty and staff on campus are not experts in substance use, treatment, or recovery, but they have a desire to listen and help students to connect to resources. Request information and you will be connected with someone.