Principles for Reducing Drug-Related Harm

  • Abstinence is the safest choice.
  • Know the legal consequences and/or campus sanctions that may result from inappropriate use/abuse of alcohol and/or other drugs (see Discipline and Penalties).
  • Abstain periodically from use to avoid physical or psychological addiction.
  • Drink no more than one drink per hour—with a maximum being three drinks for women and four for men.
  • Be mindful of the reasons for your substance use (e.g., celebration vs. avoiding problems).
  • Respect the rights and safety of others (e.g., not driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs)

Revised 10/10/12