Alcohol and Drugs

For some students drinking alcohol and experimenting with drugs are not new experiences – but for many, they are. A big part of student life includes social life, and meeting new people can introduce you to new experiences and may mean that you come into contact with alcohol and drugs in a whole new way or for the first time all together, or that it can be all too easy to over-indulge.

There will also be students who choose to avoid intoxicants, or who just don’t find them that attractive or interesting. Whatever your attitude to drug and alcohol use, there are some things that you should know.

  • Any substance that is ‘intoxicating’ can be abused and can be addictive.
  • Any substance abuse can have very serious consequences for your physical and mental health, relationships, future career and in the extreme your future all together.
  • The use of illicit drugs is illegal – and can have very serious consequences.

Whatever you choose to do, it’s wrong to pressure anyone else to use any kind of substance. Respect their point of view.  If you choose to take alcohol, do it in moderation.  Stay safe and sensible.  It will protect your health and possibly your safety.

Below are some links to more information about commonly used drugs from the Talk To Frank website, which offers a lot of help and guidance on drug and acohol use –