Inclusive Sobriety


Spring 2022

Type of Culminating Activity

Student presentation


The innovative approach I have taken begs the question: how might I invest in myself and others by creating an encouraging support network for those in early or non-traditional recovery from addiction to substances? I figured I could either create an online meeting for those who are not “truly” sober or I could create an online meeting focused on education and sharing/listening to personal stories.

This project is important because individuals utilizing medically assisted treatment (MAT) are typically shunned at traditional meetings, and my solution offers them a safe space to network, learn, and create a healthy support system. I collected data from a targeted audience, and applied feedback from a utilitarian approach to create a unique solution that makes recovery more accessible to a demographic that has been left behind. I experienced positive impacts on my stakeholders, as participants were educated and welcomed, my team member and participants began to exude a sense of purpose and gratitude in sharing their experiences, including myself.

Degree Program

Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies


Margaret Sass, J.D., Ed.D.


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