Alcohol and Other Drugs

Now that you’re at USD, you have the freedom to make your own decisions about a number of different things. One of those decisions will be whether or not you want to drink alcohol, and if so, how much and how frequently. Many people do not drink alcohol, but some do. When considering alcohol and other drug use, it is helpful to examine your values and beliefs and consider the effects of drinking.

Our goal is to provide you with some facts about alcohol and tips for drinking safely and responsibly so that you can make the best decision for you. You will also find information about problematic drinking and how to recognize it, as well as tips for helping someone you may be concerned about as we strive to maintain a safe and healthy community here at USD.

Myths About Alcohol

Understand common misconceptions about alcohol and how to consume safely if you choose to drink.

Facts About Alcohol

Learn the realities of alcohol consumption and separate fact from fiction.

Tips for Safer Drinking

Not everyone chooses to drink but if you do, we would like to offer you some strategies for safer drinking. Learn some tools for how to consume alcohol responsibly.

High Risk Alcohol Use

Are you concerned about your alcohol consumption or maybe worried about a friend? Check out these resources to understand how much is too much and when you might want to seek some support.

Smoking and Tobacco

Understanding the risks and effects of smoking.