Many individuals who mix alcohol and drugs are not familiar with how the effects of one substance might affect the other. UC Davis Health Education and Promotion has launched"Think Before You Drink and Drug," a campaign aimed to raise awareness of the potentially dangerous effects of different drug interactions.
Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself
Do you know what happens when you mix alcohol with different substances? Check out our fact sheet to find out how alcohol interacts with common drug groups.
Learn more with our mixing fact sheet.
You Do You
Did you know that over 35% of college students face peer pressure to drink or use drugs? Good friends will respect the decision you make.
Find more information around drinkingand tips to overcome social pressures: Safe Party
Prescribed For Me, Not Meant For You
Do you believe prescription drugs are safer than illegal drugs even if they're not prescribed to you? Medications are prescribed specifically to an individual, given their medical and physical conditions. It can be harmful to take a medication that was not prescribed to you.
Find out more aboutprescription drugmisuse: GenerationRX
Plus, here are some stats around college student use: College Prescription Drug Study
Here are a few tips:
- Use only one drug at a time or use less of each drug
- If possible, avoid mixing alcohol with other drugs
- Only take prescriptions that are prescribed to you by a healthcare professional
- Stay with a buddy who can respond in an emergency situation
- Call 911 if someone shows signs of slowed breathing, abnormal heart rate, severe confusion, seizures, unconsciousness or any concerning symptoms after mixing more than one substance
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