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Party Smart

Next event: 19th Nov 12-2pm, SU Atrium. 
Pop along to a free drop-in interactive session in partnership with University Wellbeing Services where you can try out our ‘beer goggles’ whilst driving a remote control car. Professional service staff from CGL will also be on hand and available to chat about any concerns you might have about your relationship with alcohol; how to cut down or look at alternative ways to de-stress and coping mechanisms.

Do you want to Party Smart?

The safest way to use drugs and alcohol is not to use them at all.

However, to support you in making an informed choice we've put together some harm reduction resources to help you stay as safe as possible and party smart!

Log in and take our quiz below to see how much you know about drugs and alcohol.


Student Blogs

"don't give up", "you are not alone", "you matter" written on a fence

If there was a line between right and wrong, I snorted it years ago....

Even in normal circumstances addiction can be scary and difficult to manage, but throw a pandemic into the mix and things must be overwhelming! I’m grateful today that I not only found recovery before Covid hit, but that I haven’t felt the need to use or drink as a result of it.

Study Drugs Safety Tips Blog

The safest way to take study drugs is not to take them at all.

However, to support you in making an informed choice we've put together some top tips to stay as safe as possible during exam season.



Concerned about your relationship with drugs or alcohol?

Check out the resources below to find out more!

Support Resources and Helplines

*Although, the names of these organisations may suggest that they only provide support for specific drugs, both CA and NA are welcoming to all people struggling with their relationship with a mind-altering substances (this includes alcohol!)

Concerned about, or affected by, a family member or friend?

Concerned about Substances and Mental Health

Drug or alcohol intake can affect your mental health. Moreover, many students who are struggling with their mental health may also turn to alcohol to self-medicate or cope. If you or someone you know are struggling with substance abuse and mental health, there are people who are here to help.

  • Access confidential and non-judgmental emotional support with Samaritans (24 hours a day), via phone, email, letter or their app.
  • Get support from the University's Wellbeing Support Services

Check out our mental health campaigns for more info!

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Drug & Alcohol Factsheets

Looking for honest, factual information about drugs & alcohol? Talk to Frank and Release have A-Z directories of clear, concise factsheets which include sought after and undesired effects.

Click on a box to view FRANK's factsheet.

Not found what you're looking for? Check out Frank's full directory of drugs.

Study Drugs

A survey of 250 students conducted by The Boar found that 40% of students at Warwick had considered taking study drugs (nootropics) before and just over half of respondents said they would take study drugs to increase productivity. 

The survey sought to find out the circumstance, frequency and types of study drugs used by students at Warwick. The survey found that 12.4% of students admitted to having taken study drugs in the past. The most popular time for this, as answered by 48% of students, is that they would only take study drugs around important deadlines and exams. The most common study drugs used by participants were modafinil/ritalin, followed by adderall. 

All three of the above drugs are prescription only. Read here about the legal guidelines for both possessing and dealing these drugs without a prescription.

We'd also encourage you to read our study drug safety tips before using any study drugs.