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Alcohol and Drugs

The misuse (including over-indulgence) of alcohol, illegal/legal substances or prescription medication can lead to many difficulties, including:-

  • problems with your health and well-being, your mood and mental health
  • relationship difficulties
  • your studies
  • money problems
  • other issues - such as problems with the Police

Other dependency issues e.g. gambling, shopping, exercise, television and computer games, and performance addiction can also cause considerable difficulties.

You are welcome to come to (http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/studentservices/ ) to talk to one of our Advisers or Counsellors, perhaps just for some initial advice or if you feel you want to take things further.  You can drop in to make an appointment either at The ASC (The Advice and Support Centre) at 79 North Street, or our offices at Eden Court on The Scores.   Alternatively, you can:-

Phone: 01334 462020

Email: theasc@st-andrews.ac.uk

Book an appointment with a Support Adviser via our Online Booking System

 

E-Books

You may find the following e-books helpful:-

Breaking the addiction to please: goodbye guilt

Drug and Alcohol Abuse A Clinical Guide to diagnosis and Treatment, Marc A. Schuckit

Healing the hurt within : understand self-injury and self-harm and heal the emotional wounds

Overcoming your pathological gambling

Performance addiction: the dangerous new syndrome and how to stop it from ruining your life

 

(Please note:- Whilst Student Services has obtained permission to provide these links, we cannot accept responsibility for their content.)

 

Useful Websites

DAPL offers one to one counselling, support, information and advice to individuals and families who are affected by substance use and live within Fife. The service is free and confidential and offered by experienced workers

http://www.dapl.net/home/

CREW neither condemns nor condones drug use. They recognise that both legal and illegal drugs have positive and negative aspects in their use.

http://www.crew2000.org.uk/

FIFE ALCOHOL SUPPORT SERVICE is for anyone who is concerned about their drinking, or is concerned about a friend or family member.

https://www.fassaction.org.uk/

KNOW THE SCORE - whether you've taken drugs, are thinking of taking them, or are just curious and want to know more, it's important to know the real facts about drugs.

http://knowthescore.info/

A map of the body and mind detailing the long and short term effects of drugs: Effects of Drugs on the Body – Interactive Infographic

http://www.priorygroup.com/effects-of-drugs-on-the-body/

Student Services

To contact Student Services, you can drop in to make an appointment either at The ASC (The Advice and Support Centre) at 79 North Street, or our offices at Eden Court on The Scores.   Alternatively, you can:-

Phone: 01334 462020

Email: theasc@st-andrews.ac.uk

 

Contact

The ASC

Advice and Support Centre
79 North Street
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9AL
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: 01334 462020
Fax:01334 461716

Contact

Student services

Eden Court
The Scores
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9AS
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: 01334 462720
Fax:01334 464007

Eden Court location map

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