Health Risks

The consumption of drugs and alcohol can have significant negative effects on health. Repeated use of alcohol and drugs can lead to dependence, and cause serious damage to the nervous and circulatory systems, mental disorders, and other health problems.


Below you may find information about the health risks of various types of drug and alcohol use and abuse:

Alcohol

Information from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, regarding alcohol, its effects, and statistics related to use

Binge Drinking

Information on excessive alcohol use from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Alcohol and Women

Learn more about the effects of alcohol on women.

Alcohol and Pregnancy

Learn how alcohol affects the developing fetus.

Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse

Find comprehensive information about the health effects of various substances of abuse.

Bath Salts

Information from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Read this article about bath salts.

Club Drugs

Information from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, regarding club drugs, their effects, and statistics related to use

Cocaine

Information from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, regarding cocaine, its effects, and statistics related to use

Ecstasy

Information from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, regarding Ecstasy, its effects, and statistics related to use

Heroin

Information from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, regarding inhalants, their effects, and statistics related to use

Inhalants

Information from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, regarding inhalants, their effects, and statistics related to use

Khat

Information from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, regarding effects and consequences of using khat and information about its use

LSD (Acid)

Information from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, regarding LSD, its effects and statistics related to use

Marijuana

Information from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, regarding marijuana, its effects, and statistics related to use. With long-term use, marijuana addiction can occur. Read this article about marijuana addiction.

Methamphetamine (Crystal Meth)

Information from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, regarding methamphetamine, its effects, and statistics related to use

PCP/Phencyclidine

Information from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, regarding PCP, its effects, and statistics related to use

Salvia

Information from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, regarding salvia, its effects, and information about use

Spice

Information from the National Institute of Drug Abuse about the use and abuse of spice

Steroids (Anabolics)

Information from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, regarding steroids, the effects, and statistics related to use

Tobacco

Information from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, regarding tobacco, its effects, and statistics related to use. For more information on the College’s Tobacco-Free College Policy and information and resources for quitting smoking, please visit the Tobacco-Free College website.


 

How are alcohol and drugs affecting me? Take a self-assessment:

Alcohol Abuse Screening

Take a brief, confidential screening to learn more about your alcohol use. You may want to meet with a counselor to discuss your findings.

Drug Abuse Screening
Take a brief, confidential screening to learn more about your relationship with drugs of abuse. You may want to meet with a counselor to discuss your findings.