Can I Stay Sober Once I Go to College?
Get good gradesThe number one reason why someone should be going to college is to get good enough grades to pass their classes and earn their degree. Although someone who parties may disagree that college is for beer and marijuana bonging, your adolescent can go to school and do what they are supposed to do - educate themselves to build their career.
Find sober friendsYour teen may think finding sober people at a college is like finding a needle in a haystack, but they are there attending the same school. Suggest to your teenager that they should ask their guidance counselor to connect them to something like a Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) to locate sober classmates and clubs. By finding the people who are staying sober, they can be around like-minded people that can give them a whole different experience beyond the party scene. Putting your teen's recovery first should make them have no qualms about sticking out like a sore thumb in a crowd where binge drinking, and pot smoking is acceptable behavior. People who have recovered from an addiction have gone on to do great things such as attending college to graduate, and your teen can certainly be next.
If you or an adolescent you know needs to get help for drug or alcohol abuse, Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center can give you the guidance that you deserve. Establishing a strong network of family and community can reinforce practices for living substance free.
Call us today to start living in your recovery: 662-598-4214