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Substance-Free :

An administrator at our university once announced that his goal was a “substance-free” campus, which I suppose fit in with the fad of the period for “virtual education.”

What he really meant was, of course, a campus free of illegal drugs and alcohol, designated “controlled substances” in the law.

This is a very silly expression, but if he’d just said “sober and straight” he would have sounded too censorious.

How about “drug- and alcohol-free”?

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