Alcohol & Drug Safety
University can be a place where people are exposed to substances such as alcohol and drugs (whether legal or illegal) for the first time. While we encourage having a good time, please be considerate towards your own health, others and the law – and stay safe! It is easy to go overboard, especially during Freshers’ Week and May Week, so keep an eye on your friends if you’re having a drink or two. This page includes links and contacts for various organisations relating to drug and alcohol safety.
As always, you can talk to one of the Welfare officers, arrange to speak to the college counsellor/nurse, or arrange a visit to your GP.
In the case of an emergency, the government website has a guide on things to do in an alcohol or drug-related emergency: http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/getting-help-with-drug-or-alcohol-problems
Cambridge number: 01223 833 900
Nationwide, 24 hour number: 08457 697 555
Bridge Project Drug Advice Centre
This service provides confidential treatment services and information for individuals experiencing problems with drugs, especially recreational and ‘softer’ drugs.
Address: 154 Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 3DF
Phone: 01223 214 614
Cambridge Drug and Alcohol Service
This provides counselling and treatment for people suffering drug or alcohol dependency, working with people with problems with ‘harder’ drugs (e.g. heroin) in particular. Referrals can be made by an individual or through your GP.
Address: Mill House, Brookfields Hospital, 351 Mill Road, Cambridge
Phone: 01223 723 023
Drinkline provides support and information for people experiencing alcohol-related problems.
Phone: 0800 917 8282
(Mon-Fri 9am-11pm, Sun 6pm-11pm)
Drinksense provides support, information and counselling for people with alcohol problems, as well as their friends and family.
Address: Dashwood House, 185 East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1BG
Phone: 01223 350 599
(Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, to make an appointment)