Drugs & Alcohol

Drugs and Alcohol

Your best bet as far as drugs and alcohol go is to stay sensible with your drinking and avoid drug use altogether. We like having you around, and don't want you to end up in a situation where drugs or alcohol get in the way of you completing your studies (or anything worse for that matter).

If you think you may have a problem with drugs or alcohol, you can call the Alcohol & Drug Information Service on 1800 422 599 for help.

The UOW Student Support Advisors may also be able to help.

If you think that you or someone you are with has overdosed, or has had a bad reaction to something they have taken, call 000 immediately for emergency medical help.

Getting information about drugs and alcohol

The safest strategy with drugs and alcohol is to avoid them, but if you are going to use them, you should know the risks involved.

You might find ReachOut.com a good resource. They have information about things like the effects of drug and alcohol use, drink spiking, and how to help a drunk friend.

Also take a look at the NSW Governments Alcohol site, and the Drug Info site.

Drinking tips

No, these tips aren't about where to find the best happy hour; these are sensible.

  • Set limits for yourself and stick to them
  • Start with non-alcoholic drinks and alternate with alcoholic drinks
  • Drink slowly
  • Keep an eye on your drink. Don’t leave your drink unattended
  • Try drinks with a lower alcohol content
  • Eat before or while you are drinking
  • If you participate in rounds of drinks try to include some non-alcoholic drinks
  • Plan safe transport home

Source: alcohol.gov.au

 

Last reviewed: 30 July, 2013

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