5 Tips to Know Before Using a Rideshare
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5 Tips to Know Before Using a Rideshare

Plans Matter. If using a rideshare: Check color, make and model of vehicle. Confirm license plate. Ask the driver to verify your name. Stay together as a group. Make sure cell phones are charged. Going to be a Designated Driver? If you plan to be a designated driver, your safety and the safety of those…

Preparing for the Holidays: Sober Edition
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Preparing for the Holidays: Sober Edition

With the holidays right around the corner, you may think of fine food and good company as a wonderful disruption to the college routine. As some traditions and celebrations may consist of alcohol and other substances, it can become overwhelming to navigate for those in recovery. Whether you are recovering or supporting someone going into…

Navigating Holiday Food Choices
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Navigating Holiday Food Choices

For some, this will be their first holiday season with family and friends since making a change in their diet. For others, they’ll be spending the holiday away from home and sharing foods from different cultures or customs. Whether adopting a vegetarian or vegan diet, avoiding something that triggers digestive problems like lactose or gluten,…

5 Sexual Health Facts Every College Student Needs to Know
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5 Sexual Health Facts Every College Student Needs to Know

1. Not all college students are sexually active.   According to the National College Health Assessment, 35% of undergraduate students reported having no sexual partners within the past year, and 49% of undergraduate students reported having 1 – 2 sexual partners within the past year. 

A Conversation: Returning to Campus After Treatment
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A Conversation: Returning to Campus After Treatment

Two UGA students “sat down” with me for a conversation around their personal journeys. They offered their wisdom and wit in navigating life as students who took time off from their roles here at UGA and decided to return, after receiving treatment and support for their addiction(s) elsewhere. Our hope is that what they share…

Sober Activities: National Recovery Month 2021
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Sober Activities: National Recovery Month 2021

September is National Recovery Month. Throughout this month, the Collegiate Recovery Community here at UGA has committed to offering media, stories, facts, and practical tips to promote awareness of recovery, which is possible (in case you were wondering) and closer to you than you might think.