Alcohol is a common drug that can be extremely dangerous when consumed in excess. Like all drugs, alcohol is more harmful for young people than it is for adults, making it a significant issue for students in both high school and college.

Whether or not you choose to drink, it is important to learn about alcohol's effects and risks, safety strategies to reduce harm, and how to help a peer in the event of an alcohol-related medical emergency.

In cases of an on-campus emergency, call Brandeis University Public Safety at 781-736-3333. They will send an officer and Brandeis Emergency Medical Corps (BEMCo) to assist you. BEMCo is Brandeis University's emergency medical first response service. Learn more about what to do in an alcohol-related emergency.