As substance-free definitions of recovery are challenged, this article on Stanford’s substance-free student housing community made me wonder if some recovering students will find more safety and support, and have more in common with fellow students in these communities than in collegiate recovery programs (CRP) that include students whose definition of recovery includes ongoing substance use.
Maybe this kind of housing option gives a CRP more space to stretch their boundaries, knowing that there is a substance-free peer group elsewhere on campus? Maybe it offers a path to support these students and sidestep culture wars about the definition of recovery? IDK, and I know nothing about those dynamics at Stanford. It just caught my attention and got me thinking. (More here.)