By and for students, recovery group becomes campus resource
By the standards of modern-day college stereotypes, Bob Lamb’s undergraduate partying might’ve seemed par for the course. Some might’ve deemed it “normal.”
But it wasn’t normal at all. Then a student at University of the Sciences Philadelphia, Lamb pledged a fraternity, drank often and dabbled in drugs—mostly marijuana and amphetamines, like Adderall.
Eventually, Lamb’s drinking and drug use—and how he turned to those substances to cope with the death of several close friends—took a serious toll on his life. As his peers completed their courses and eventually graduated, he struggled to keep up, eventually taking medical leave from his program three times.
“My undergraduate experience was plagued by addiction and mental health issues,” he now says. “It took me seven years to get my bachelor’s degree.”
When the Delaware County native did finish his degree, he did so with the help of the resources he was given through his school. He underwent a substance use disorder evaluation, took mandatory drug tests, saw an on-campus counselor and successfully spent his last year sober.