Maintaining Abstinence in College: Temptations and Tactics

  • Richard P. Wiebe
  • H. Harrington Cleveland
  • Lukas R. Dean
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Part of the Advancing Responsible Adolescent Development book series (ARAD)

Abstract

As the previous chapter notes, the Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) at Texas Tech University maintains an impressive relapse rate of only 4.4% per semester, which means that more than 95% of the community members continue their successful recovery each semester. Although one of bedrock beliefs of the Center for Study of Addiction and Recovery is that young men and women who are part of the Collegiate Recovery Community that the center supports should be striving for a “recovery” that goes far beyond day-to-day sobriety, it is important to recognize that in the midst of building a higher level of recovery, members must sometimes draw upon various strategies, ranging from the psychological to the physical to make it through their day, and their hard-won states of sobriety have to be defended against temptations that differ from member to member.

Keywords

Cocaine Ibuprofen Defend Heroin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard P. Wiebe
    • 1
  • H. Harrington Cleveland
    • 2
  • Lukas R. Dean
    • 3
  1. 1.Fitchburg State CollegeFitchburgUSA
  2. 2.The Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  3. 3.The William Paterson UniversityWayneUSA

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