For the Highs and Lows
Know Your Stuff
Out tonight or recovering from a big night?
We get that sometimes it's time to celebrate. And we know that some of you choose to use alcohol and other drugs to unwind - and for lots of other reasons too.
Of course the best way to avoid harm from drugs and alcohol is not to take them at all. But if you're going to, make sure you are as informed as possible.
Here are some websites we like that have some great info on drugs, alcohol and their effects:
How much do you know about the psychoactive or physiological effects of illegal highs and how to avoid the possibility of overdosing?
We support our students to campaign and educate via a new society, 'Students for Sensible Drug Policy'. View their harm reduction advice on things like commonly used party drugs and study drugs here.
LUU has adopted a harm reduction approach to drug use. This means that we know students take drugs and want to reduce the harm faced. You can read our full policy for more information.
The University does not tolerate illegal drug use on its campus or in its residences – if you’re caught you can face disciplinary action including being excluded. This shouldn’t put you off reaching out to LUU if you want safety information about drugs or you’re worried about the impact drug use is having on your wellbeing.
Still Feeling It?
You might already know or have felt this, but there are other negative effects you might experience too like:
- Being short of cash
- Falling behind on your uni work
- Eating a poor diet
- Suffering from mental health issues
If you think it’s time for a break from the nights out or you want some tips to alleviate the after affects, take a look below.
Drop ins with Forward Leeds
Drop in to Leeds University Union to talk to Forward Leeds for free and confidential advice about alcohol and other drugs.
Here For You
We’re always here if you need to talk about your drug and alcohol use. You’ll never get into trouble for anything you say to our confidential and non-judgemental LUU Advice team.
Get in touch by email, phone 0113 3801 420 or drop into the Union Foyer and speak to our Help and Support team directly.