On Campus: Goodbye to the Binge: The Recovery House

How a residence for formerly substance-abusing students helps them stay sober

As the first week of school wound down, Nick, 20, a sophomore at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, was feeling pretty comfortable in his new digs, a still tidy five-bedroom, red clapboard house he shares with three other guys on the edge of campus. He didn't know any of them well when the semester began, but he knew they had a couple of things in common. All four are in various stages of recovery from substance abuse, and each is a charter member of Recovery House, a new residential program at Case designed to help students with drug and...

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