Drug and Alcohol Use

Drug and Alcohol Use

Not everyone in college will drink alcohol or use drugs but if you are going to drink alcohol or take drugs, be safe:

A standard drink is half pint of lager or a small glass of wine or a pub measure of spirts. In a week a safe limit of drinking is; for men 17 standard drinks or less, for women it is 11 standard drinks or less. This is not a drinking target. These drinks are meant to be spread throughout the week, with at least two-three alcohol-free days. Above these levels can have harmful effects.

Remember: If you are concerned about a substance that you or a friend have taken don’t take anymore, don’t take other drugs and seek medical advice.

For information on alcohol visit: http://www.askaboutalcohol.ie/

For information on drugs visit: http://www.drugs.ie/