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Wet Universities & Dry Students; "Sober as Deviant"

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Wet Universities & Dry Students; "Sober as Deviant"

As many young adults prepare to go away to college and embrace the festivities of their life, some choose to stay sober.  A majority of college/University campuses have acclimated to the saga of binge drinking, promiscuous sex, and blackouts.   According to the article “Sober as Deviant: The Stigma of Sobriety and How Some College Students ‘Stay Dry’ on a ‘Wet’ Campus (Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 2013)” by Nancy J Herman-Kinney and David A. Kinney it's expressed in the abstract there are certain types of labels and stigmatizations that come with ‘sober as deviant.’  Kinney and Kinney go on to state...

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In early Recovery I felt Ugly, but Today I am Empowered!

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In early Recovery I felt Ugly, but Today I am Empowered!

In early recovery I felt ugly. I didn’t know who I truly was and I was still trying to figure that out. All I had ever known since the age of thirteen was abusing my body and the bodies of those around me. It turned me into this monster on top of even more raging ...

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Work Hard–Play Harder?

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Work Hard–Play Harder?

It’s the beginning of a new semester and college students everywhere are exploring alcohol and festivities.  College students are getting to know one another after the long break.  Where is the true work? Pretty soon everyone will be back to the same old habits of cramming before mid terms and final exams.  They will lose ...

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Wet Universities & Dry Students; “Sober as Deviant”

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Wet Universities & Dry Students; “Sober as Deviant”

As many young adults prepare to go away to college and embrace the festivities of their life, some choose to stay sober.  A majority of college/University campuses have acclimated to the saga of binge drinking, promiscuous sex, and blackouts. According to the article “Sober as Deviant: The Stigma of Sobriety and How Some College Students ...

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