Allies of Recovery Training is offered to students, faculty, and staff throughout the academic year.

This training will help participants understand the impact of society's stigma of substance use disorders (SUD) and learn about inclusive language, the most up-to-date definitions of SUD, as well as causes and treatment options available.   Through engaging activities and discussion, participants will gain the skills and confidence needed to provide support and a safe environment to anyone impacted by a substance use disorder.

Email Ashley Lillie, Assistant Director of Student Outreach and Support at for more information.

Training Dates

To register for a training or to reach out about hosting a training for your group, team or organization, COMPLETE WEBFORM HERE.


Participants will:

1.  Understand the impact of society’s stigma of mental health and substance use disorders on individuals and relationships.

2.  Articulate the definition of Substance Use Disorder as well as causes or correlations, and current treatment options available.

3.  Gain the skills and confidence needed to provide support to anyone impacted by substance use disorders through words, actions and advocacy.

4.  Learn how to create a safe environment for everyone in your community.


Those who complete the training, and sign the Allies of Recovery pledge, will receive a certificate of completion and their name will be added to a list of Allies of Recovery below.

The Allies of Recovery Pledge

As an Ally of Recovery, I promise to be:

  1. An open-minded and active listener
  2. Conscious of my own biases and work to adjust them
  3. Informed and open to learning more about life in recovery
  4. Aware of the environments I create and work to build a safe space for all people in recovery through my words and actions
  5. An amplifier for the voices of people in recovery and an advocate for the rights of people in recovery


There are 126 Trained Allies of Recovery at SJU who have signed the above pledge - updated as of 3/22/19

Click Here to View the List of All Trained Allies of Recovery at SJU

You can look for faculty/staff or students by name or search by department or by class year.