The University of Greenwich provides student support around university health. Read the advice on alcohol consumption and the risks of drug taking.

Alcohol consumption is often seen as a big part of student social life and, as a result, it can be all too easy to over-indulge. But drinking too much could impair your judgement and reflexes and affect your perception.

You may also be tempted to take drugs like ecstasy and cannabis while at university, especially if they are widely available and seen as socially acceptable. However, you need to be aware that this will affect your ability to concentrate and may cause depression and anxiety.

We equip all University of Greenwich students with realistic, practical information and advice on alcohol consumption and the risks involved in drug taking. We also offer guidance to students who are worried about drinking too much or are feeling social pressure to try drugs.

And if you do experience problems as a result of alcohol or drug consumption, your local medical centre and our professional counselling teams will give you all the help and support you need.