We want you to have a safe and enjoyable time whilst at uni, and avoid the negative impacts of drug and alcohol use. I have worked with the SU team to get this information updated for you in time for Welcome Week!
Whilst the SU does not condone the misuse of illicit or prescription drugs, we do know that some students will choose to take drugs, and that ignoring drug use will not make it go away. That’s why we are embarking on a harm reduction campaign, to ensure that students can stay safe if they choose to take drugs or drink alcohol.
While researching this topic, I found that harm reduction approaches are becoming more widespread in the university sector, however there is still taboo surrounding drug use. By reducing barriers to accessing information and support, we can put student wellbeing at the centre of the conversation and help everyone to reach the resources they need.
Here’s some stuff that might help:
Online information about drugs, what they do, and safer practices:
Drugs information (crew.scot)
Honest information about drugs | FRANK (talktofrank.com)
We Are With You Drug and alcohol support and advice offer drop-in sessions available every Monday from 1:00pm until 2:00pm in Pod 1 in the Exchange Building or from 2:00pm until 5:00pm in the Annex.