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Alcohol and Drugs

Coming to university and meeting new people can introduce you to new experiences. For some students it may be the first time they come into contact with alcohol and drugs.

Some students may choose to avoid intoxicants as they don’t find them attractive or interesting, while others may want to try them. Whatever your attitude, it is important that you are aware of the facts before experimenting with alcohol and drug use.  

The facts 

  • Any substance that is ‘intoxicating’ can be abused and can be addictive.
  • Any substance abuse can have very serious consequences for your physical and mental health, your relationships and your future career.
  • Alcohol and drug use is a personal choice. It is wrong to pressure others into using alcohol and drugs.
  • The use of illicit drugs is illegal and any students found with drugs on campus will be reported to the police in line with the Student Disciplinary Procedure.  

Click on the links below to find out more about the different types of drugs, including the effect they have on the body and the risks involved with taking them.   

Click here for a full A-Z of drugs

All information is provided by FRANK

Alcohol and drug related services

Achieve Salford Recovery Service offers city-wide services offering support, treatment and advice to adults and young people living in Salford to enable them to improve the quality of their lives.  They also work with family members and carers of those who use substances, whether in treatment or not.

FRANK helps you to find out everything you might want to know about drugs. They offer a national helpline that can be contacted 24 hours a day for free on 0800 77 66 00. They also offer live chat, SMS support and accept email queries – all through their website.

Alcoholics Anonymous is a service for people to share their experiences so that they may solve their alcohol addiction and help others to recover from alcoholism. Their national helpline is 08457697555 with the local branch available on 0161 236 6569.