Adam Petson interviewed by The Independent

In October, Adam's thoughts on and insight into how UK universities approach the topic of students in recovery was published in The Independent.

This article was published by The independent online, on October 24th, 2021. Read the intro here and click the link to see the full article. 

As a mature student in recovery from addiction, the heavy drinking norms of freshers' week and university life thankfully passed me by. But, for many students, this transition into higher education can be incredibly challenging.

The thing is, while conversations around mental health more broadly are embraced by universities, conversations around addiction and recovery are few and far between. When was the last time you heard a university proudly talking about the support they can offer to students experiencing problems with addiction?

Addiction isn’t shameful – so why aren’t more universities offering students the support they need to recover?