For college students battling addiction, a safe space for recovery

Stereotypical notions of college life – frat parties, keg stands and bong rips among them – could easily lead to a conclusion that the risk is too high in higher education for a student trying to recover from addiction. But colleges and universities across the U.S. have been making a concerted effort for years to provide safe spaces for students in recovery.

“Historically, a lot of times, folks were told not to go back to school or that it would be a sobriety-hostile environment,” says Blake Schneider, director of the Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.

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