Alcohol and Drugs
|Northeastern University fosters a community that reinforces healthy choices and encourages responsible decision-making regarding the use of alcohol and other drugs. Northeastern strives to maintain a working, living, and learning environment that is free from the negative effects that alcohol and other drug use can create. Additionally, the University is committed to enforcing the policies and laws surrounding alcohol and other drug use. The University fulfills this philosophy by providing educational programs, resources for treatment, and referrals for students, faculty, and staff who may experience problems related to substance use.|
UHCS works in coordination with the Office for Prevention and Education at Northeastern (O.P.E.N) and supports its mission to provide education and prevention programming on campus regarding alcohol and drug use. UHCS provides individual and group counseling services for those who have questions or concerns regarding alcohol and other drugs.
What is a standard drink?
What are potential signs of a problem?
- Failure to fulfill major work, school, or home responsibilities
- Specific school problems such as poor attendance, low grades, and/or recent disciplinary action
- Drinking in situations that are physically dangerous, such as driving a car
- Having recurring alcohol-related legal problems, such as being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or for physically hurting someone while drunk
- Continued drinking despite having ongoing relationship problems that are caused or worsened by drinking
- Mood changes such as temper flare-ups, irritability, and defensiveness
- Physical or mental problems such as memory lapses, poor concentration, bloodshot eyes, lack of coordination, or slurred speech
How to help: