Among the first health benefits that goes out the college freshman dorm window – right after “no junk food – is sleep. The excitement of new-found freedoms, the abundance of new people and activities, and (not to be forgotten) the new requirements of college classes all add up to one thing: Less sleep. In previous […]read more
The recent news about singer Demi Lovato was, of course, extremely sad and concerning. Lovato has had a well-publicized history with substance abuse. And at first glance, it seem easy to dismiss Lovato’s tale as just another entertainment star who rode too high or too fast – or just plain didn’t realize the incredible opportunity […]read more
Nearly any parent could hear themselves saying it to their college-bound kids, even before the words have left their mouths: “You’re so lucky; I wish I were going back to college!” The comments, of course, are meant to be supportive. The kids are embarking on “the four best years of their life.” Not so fast. […]read more
“Finally! After 18 years under my parents’ watchful eye, I have freedom.” As the new college year begins, that’s the thought for many freshmen. For some, it’s their first time away from home. For nearly all, it’s their first time with virtually unchecked freedom. And for all, it’s their first experience with a growing concern […]read more
Former Haven at Drexel employee, Aly Ries, received an “Unsung Hero” award for her work during her tenure with the Haven at last weeks Caron – Philadelphia Community Awards Breakfast. Bob Ackley, Program and Outreach Director for The Haven at Drexel said Aly’s remarkable effectiveness in supporting people with substance use disorders is rooted in […]read more
Jon – I had never heard of a sober living facility that catered to college students and I had to check it out.
I first discovered The Haven about a year after I stopped drinking. A few of my friends in recovery had told me about a new sober living in Philadelphia that was designed for college students. Word had gotten around that the students at The Haven at Drexel had started a new 12 step meeting on […]read more
As I walk into The Haven at 9pm on a Saturday night, I am amazed by what I see. Every seat is filled, the staircase is lined with familiar faces. College students spill out into the kitchen and onto the front porch. The room is buzzing with conversation and laughter. And then with a simple […]read more