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:


Useful contacts:

Alcoholics Anonymous

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: 4a Gonville Place, Cambridge CB1 1LY

Phone: 01223 302850

(Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, to make an appointment)

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