Organization offers clean-living options for UNR students

by SAM PISCOPO

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N-RAP encourages its members to “connect, grow, and thrive”. / Photo by Sam Piscopo

Students at the University of Nevada, Reno can finally find comfort in knowing there is a safe haven for people wanting to get help with addictions, or those who just want to have clean fun. Nevada’s Recovery & Prevention Community (N-RAP) provides resources to help students get support from those who want to live a sober life. A project of The Stacie Mathewson Foundation, N-RAP encourages its members to “connect, grow, and thrive”.

“When I was in grad school, I always wanted to create this recovery place,” said Daniel Fred, the project coordinator for N-RAP. “[We are] not just a place for recovery, but for students who want to stay sober, make new friends, and just have fun.”

Daniel Fred, project coordinator of NRAP, speaks to many students who showed up for orientation. / Photo by Sam Piscopo

Daniel Fred, project coordinator of NRAP, speaks to many students who showed up for orientation. / Photo by Sam Piscopo

Since its inception in January 2012, N-RAP has expanded its services to include a newly designed lounge – located in the William J. Raggio Building on campus – and seminars that are offered three days a week on issues including eating disorders, impulse control, interpersonal violence, and others. The organization also offers memberships with UNR’s Campus Recreation & Wellness – or “Lombardi passes”.

“Whatever students want or need, they can get,” Fred said. “This isn’t a place just for treatment. With the lounge, the hangouts, and support groups, students can really find an amazing sober support area with N-RAP.”



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