Alcohol and other drugs

Students de-stress in different ways. Making healthy decisions are important and that includes whether or not to use alcohol or other drugs. Use the below information to get more information about a specific drug or find out how to talk to someone about your drug use.


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Online Drink Check – how do you rate?

Take the survey about your alcohol use and get personalised feedback on your drinking – you may be surprised! See how you compare with the average uni student.

Complete the survey


Want to discuss alcohol or drug use, get support or advice?

  • The Alcohol and Drug Support Line is a confidential, non-judgmental telephone counselling, information and referral service for anyone seeking help for their own or another person’s alcohol or drug use. It’s available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Drug Aware also has support via phone, email and live chat.
  • You can also access Curtin’s Counselling Service or Health Service for confidential non-judgemental support and advice from psychologists, doctors and nurses. These are free services for all students.

Alcohol and other drug information

Need emergency help?

A drug or alcohol overdose can be life threatening. Overdose occurs when the level of intoxication from the drug reaches a point where it begins to produce physical and/or psychological harm. If an overdose occurs, knowing what to look for and how to respond can be the only way to save a life.

In an emergency call an ambulance (000 from anywhere in Australia). Keep calm and follow their instructions.

Alcohol and recreational drugs - the facts

For reliable and accurate information to help you decide, see:

  • Alcohol think again – health information, advice and support.
  • Drug Aware – credible, factual information to help you make decisions about recreational drug use.

Wallet Card - pocket sized emergency card

This wallet card was designed and developed by health promotion students. The card has important numbers to remember during an emergency, what to think about before a night out and first aid tips if a friend is unconscious.

Download the wallet card [.pdf – 160kB]

Want to stop smoking? Quit Line can help

If you want to stop smoking and you’re not sure where to start, visit the QuitNow website. They have some great resources and helplines that can help you through the steps that you need to take.