How Can I Avoid Isolating While Engaging in Online College Courses?

In these volatile and ever-changing times, many colleges and universities have made the decision to forego traditional on-campus learning and instead offer online courses for the coming fall semester. While this is an excellent effort to reduce the spread of CoVID-19 and protect the students of these universities, full-time students who find their schedules filled with online classes can easily find themselves unintentionally isolating as all of their studies are completed solo rather than in group settings like classrooms and libraries. For those living in recovery, isolation can easily lead us towards relapse. Here are some tips to ensure you do not fall into the isolation trap while keeping up with your studies.



First, map out your online course schedule so you can see exactly how much time needs to be allotted to your schoolwork. Once you’ve established your school schedule, set aside time each day dedicated to a social activity of some kind, whether that be catching up with friends and sober supports over the phone or a socially-d