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I Was My Own Worst Stigma!

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I Was My Own Worst Stigma!

My substance use started off in my early youth, a young age, and continued until around the end of my youth and early adulthood. So, it’s safe to say that I got clean at a young age too, which is great, but left me with a lot to learn. But, that doesn’t take away from the fact that I did some really terrible things during my active addiction. Some of those things that I did, specifically a name-calling judgmental attitude, were because I felt that I didn’t know any better, while my parents would argue that they raised me differently...

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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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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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