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Alcohol & Drugs

NINETY-SEVEN PERCENT OF ND STUDENTS PREFER TO BE FRIENDS WITH SOMEONE WHO NEVER, RARELY, OR MODERATELY DRINKS.


Educate yourself about alcohol consumption and why it can be particularly dangerous while abroad. Shaken Abroad - the Don’ts of Alcohol.pdf

This article explains the dangers of ‘homemade’ alcohol and alcohol poisoning. Alcohol & Drugs Overseas.pdf

McWell is Around the World

If you are interested in a support conversation regarding alcohol, McWell is there for you! 

For a phone, email or Skype consultation, email McWell@nd.edu. Other resources online at McWell.nd.edu include many strategies and tools for staying physically and mentally healthy. 

Illegal Drugs

Illegal drug use brings severe consequences in many international locations; know the consequences. Review the State Department’s country-specific information for each area of travel (not just your primary destination).

Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medication

Not all legal medicine in the U.S. is legal in other countries. Additionally, GeoBlue offers information and assistance with prescription drug legality in a given country (login is required). When traveling with prescriptions, put them in your carry-on luggage, in a bottle with your name and the approximate number of doses you will need for your planned trip.

The U.S. Department of State also offers advice about traveling with medication and other medical issues that could arise while traveling.

Consider These Wise Words

  • Be aware of local laws and customs and respect them.
  • Stay in small groups and keep an eye out for each other.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts.
  • Be aware of alcohol content and serving size (it differs).
  • Pace your drinks; pay attention to your body. Eat before and while drinking.
  • Watch your drinks; do not let them out of your sight.
  • Know how you plan to get home.