Live Free Weekend: CU community invited to take a sobriety challenge

Published: Sept. 16, 2013

As part of the fifth annual Live Free Weekend, the University of Colorado Boulder community is being encouraged to take a pledge to forego all alcohol use for 96 hours from Sept. 19-23.

Presented by the CU-Boulder student group Oasis and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), the pledge also includes no recreational drug use. Alternatively, participants can decide to take a "binge free agreement," where they agree to be binge-free while abstaining from recreational drug use.

“My hope is that people who take the pledge will use it as a chance to stand back and think about how attitudes and behaviors connected to substance use affect our daily lives," said Matthew Tomatz, substance abuse coordinator at CAPS. "It is a great opportunity to recognize how drugs and alcohol affect us all while offering students many events to connect and socialize without alcohol."

The event will kickoff with a free lunch in the UMC Fountaion Area for people taking the pledge. Hosted by CU Student Government and the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the lunch will give people a chance to meet others who are participating in the weekend. More Live Free Weekend events.

Live Free Weekend is sponsored by CU Housing and Dining Services, CU Recreation Center, CUSG, CU Volunteer Resource Center, The Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Queer Resource Center (GLBTQRC), Residence Hall Association (RHA), Community Health (A Division of Wardenburg Health Center), Student Veterans Association (SVA), Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs.