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Staying Sober on a College Campus

As the fall semester is underway for colleges across the country, many students are eager to get back to their studies and the independence that college provides. The college atmosphere often includes partying and reckless behavior that could turn into an unfortunate pattern for some students. Addiction is a disease that can completely take over one’s life and it does not discriminate based on age or gender. College students who are in a continuous cycle of drinking and partying may have trouble breaking away from their addiction. For students who have successfully undergone addiction treatment, they may be nervous about heading back to campus this fall. Our treatment experts at Banyan Treatment Center Philadelphia provide tips for how to stay sober in college. The social pressures may seem like too much to handle, however, there are productive ways to stay sober in this environment. Here are sobriety tips from our center for drug and alcohol treatment in Philadelphia.

As a college student who has recently reached sobriety, follow these tips for a successful transition back to school.

  • Involve yourself in an organization or club that you are passionate about. If you can make yourself busy with extracurricular activities, you will be engaging in healthy behaviors that won’t lead you to substance abuse because you simply don’t have extra time on your hands.
  • Connect with a sober community. If you surround yourself with like-minded people who are supportive of your journey as well as understand the struggles that come with past addiction, you will be able to stay on track.
  • Attend regular meetings. Your sobriety is a lifelong journey that requires dedication and work. Just because you feel you are ready to head back to school and handle the pressures, you never know until you experience it firsthand. Attending meetings will help keep you accountable and on the right path towards success.
  • Stay active by participating in healthy activities that will help alleviate stress and promote relaxation. Activities such as yoga or meditation will allow you to clear your head and regroup. Stress is a leading cause for relapse and you must take time for yourself to step away from stressful situations and breathe.


College can be a place filled with temptation and negative influences, however, it is possible to maintain your sobriety if you follow these tips for how to stay sober in college. If you or a classmate are struggling with substance abuse, seeking addiction treatment is the first step towards a changed life. Banyan Treatment Center provides customized drug and alcohol treatment in Philadelphia. Contact us today at 888-280-4763.

Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa is the National Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. All articles have been written by Alyssa and medically reviewed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne.
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