Alcohol and Other Drugs
The Alcohol and Other Drugs Program (AOD) at the University of Colorado at Boulder is a resource for students, parents, faculty and staff. The approach to alcohol use is grounded in public health. This comprehensive method is supported by recent research, which you can learn more about here. In collaboration with a range of services across campus, AOD provides education and intervention programs; offers input on policy formation and works collaboratively with key community members, including bar owners and city council representatives.
Click here to visit the Alcohol and Other Drugs website.
The Smart Party
Off-Campus Student Services has put together a guide for all your smart-party needs! Get information on overconsumption, police, liabilities, fire, and alcohol effects. The Smart Party Guide is simply a tool for partying safe, informed, and incident-free!
Pick one up in the OCSS office in UMC 317, or click here to download the full PDF.
Marijuana is the most-used illegal recreational drug in America, and its use has surged in recent years, especially among young people. It affects several important brain activities, including coordination, short-term memory, and the ability to make decisions. It also affects the lung the way smoking does, increases heart rate and blood pressure, weakens the immune systems, and impacts sexual and genetic development. Quitting the habit is incredibly hard. Support someone who is trying to quit, and encourage them to find a new group of friends. If you know someone who uses marijuana, show your concern. They might be defensive and distant initially—but they might act later.