FACT: 20% of college students don't drink alcohol.
Are you one of them, or do you want to be? Take heart! ❤️ Having fun and remaining sober are not mutually exclusive!
1. Join A Club
There are lots of clubs you can join on campus, and you can be assured that the focus won't be on alcohol.
Here's a sampling of club categories from a small liberal arts college in the Northeastern U.S. This one small school has more than 70 clubs!
If you don't find a club you like, your school will probably let you start a new one!
2. Visit The City
Chances are your college sponsors weekend outings to nearby cities for activities like:
Check with your Student Services office to see what's available.
3. Host An Alcohol-Free Gathering
Take things into your own hands and invite people over for:
Jo wants to stay sober but it's difficult with all the parties on campus. What could they do instead?
Attend and only have one drink.
Host a dry movie night.
Petition to stop parties on campus.
Convince friends to skip the party.
4. Volunteer For A Good Cause
You can gain deep satisfaction by volunteering for causes you care about.
Check with your college or the town/city website to learn about service opportunities.
Big Brother/Big Sister
Habitat for Humanity
Holiday gift drive
Leading campus tours for prospective students
Participating in these activities will help you find a friend group that has similar values and interests. Soon you'll be surrounded by like-minded people who support your decision to remain sober.
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This Byte has been authored by
Mary Ellen D'Intino
Instructional Designer | Social Worker