We want you to enjoy your time at Brookes, and do safely. 

If you don’t like drinking, don’t feel like you have to. You won’t be the only person who doesn’t want to drink.

  • Try and alternate alcoholic drinks with soft drinks.
  • Know when you’ve had enough.
  • Keep an eye on your friends - get them home safely.
  • Alcohol is a depressant, it can exacerbate low moods (no one wants to be crying in the nightclub toilets).

Drink spiking.

Drink spiking occurs when a substance, such as drugs or alcohol, is added to your drink without you knowing about it.

Tips to help avoid drink spiking:

  • Never leave drinks unattended
  • Never accept drinks from someone you don’t know or trust
  • Consider sticking to bottled drinks (you can put your thumb over the neck of the bottle)
  • Some bars provide plastic stopper devices for the top of your bottles. (You can also collect these from the Union reception.)

If you think your drink has been tampered with, don’t touch it. Let the people you are with, and venue staff, know. If you feel unwell, someone you trust should take you to the nearest A&E and let the staff know you think your drink has been spiked.

More info:

You can find out more about the effects of alcohol from:

Drinkaware - they have a tool that helps you track your drinking and lots of information.