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At UWE Bristol and The Students' Union we do not support or condone illegal and dangerous drug and alcohol use, but recognise that some of our student population may engage in these behaviours.
Therefore we take a harm reduction approach when it comes to drugs including alcohol, to better support healthier student outcomes. This means we make every effort to support them to reduce the risks associated with these behaviours, and prioritise student welfare.
For some of our students, drugs & alcohol will already be a familiar experience – but for others this may be completely outside of their social or cultural norms.
Many students don’t use any substances because of their beliefs, previous problematic use or just not enjoying the experience.
There are a variety of reasons why people use drugs including alcohol and everyone has an individual relationship with, and response to them.
If you do choose to use drugs including alcohol, consider your own reasons for doing so, if the impact of your use is positive or negative for you and the people around you - and if you still feel are in control.
Drugs including alcohol can have both positive and negative impacts on:
If you feel that you are no longer happy with your use or if the negative impacts are outweighing the positives, you can get support to make changes.
If you’d like to speak to someone about reducing the risks and the harms of drug and alcohol use, you can: