At Augsburg, Students Balancing Books And Sobriety

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

As college students head back to school this week, a small incoming class at Augsburg College is trying to do it — sober.

The two dozen new students in the school's StepUP program have all struggled with substance abuse.

After getting clean, they have chosen the small liberal arts college in Minneapolis -- and a program that's been around for 15 years - in the hopes of getting another shot at life.

Parents feel a mix of pride and apprehension when dropping off a child at college. Those emotions can be especially intense for parents who have survived their children's addictions.

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