Colorado State University’s Ram Recovery community was founded in February of 2017. This is an inclusive community designed to provide support to enrolled and aspiring students pursuing a college degree. This community provides support for students on all paths and in all phases of recovery including substance use disorders, eating disorders, as well as process and other mental health disorders. Ram Recovery is a registered student organization within CSU’s Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement Office.

Member meetings are every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30pm

In-person location: CSU Health and Medical Center, 151 W. Lake St, 3rd floor,  conference room 3013

Members can also join via zoom, meeting ID: 915 5507 7743

COVID Update: We are currently keeping our meetings digital but may plan limited in-person activities that follow the CSU guidelines. For the most current information on this, please refer to our Facebook page.

Ram Recovery Leadership Team

Leah Winningham
Ram Recovery President

My sober date is 6/9/2018. Since I've been sober, I have been very active in the northern colorado recovery community. I’ve chaired women's AA meetings, extensively volunteered with Oxford House sober living, and was the president of Sobriety and Habits at Front Range Community College. I'm currently studying social work with a concentration in addiction counseling and plan on becoming a Certified addiction counselor. In my free time, I like to roller skate and spend time at home with my pets. | 720.987.0419

Christie McDaniel
Ram Recovery Mental Health Advocate

Welcome, Rams!  

You’ve come to the right place to engage in support for what you are going through, and with us, you are never alone. Your recovery is a courageous journey to embark on. It took suppressing and numbing out emotions, using and abusing substances and people for me to realize how I needed to turn my life around. I have been involved in a variety of programs for 6 years now and my experience has led to my passion to help those who struggle with their mental health & addictive behavior. I work at an Addictions and Mental Health facility & I am studying Mind, Brain, & Behavior Psychology. I enjoy hiking mountains, writing poetry, and traveling! | 719.465.6779




Chris Charlett
Ram Recovery Financial Captain

I’ve been sober since March 24, 2018. I’m happy to be your financial captain in the leadership role of Ram Recovery, and an economics undergraduate major at CSU. I’m involved in the AA community and am happy to help introduce anybody to it. Orientation processes or finding your way into recovery communities can be the hardest part, and it took legal obligations for me. If any of this is relatable and resonates with you reach out and I’m more than happy to talk or help. I also am crazy about fishing, camping, running, snowboarding, skateboarding, artwork, and am willing to get into pretty much anything. Reach out if you’re struggling because someone’s been there and happy to help. | 720.308.6225

How to learn more or get in touch with Ram Recovery:

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Ram Recovery Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Peer mentorship is a significant component of the Ram Recovery Community. This type of support provides a way of connecting with peers who share lived experiences in recovery and demonstrate that recovery is possible. Peer mentors are different from professional staff in that they share personal stories, build friendship and, together, build a social support community that is essential to the recovery process.