Alcohol & Legal Highs Awareness Week will be running in the iZone next week from 20th-24th October. Legal Highs are being increasingly taken by students, many of whom believe they are safer than illegal drugs. There will be information about what legal highs are and the risks associated with them, particularly when then are consumed with alcohol. If you have any more questions you can Talk to Frank.
For many students alcohol is an integral part of student life, so it’s important to know how to stay safe while drinking. Most people know that the recommended daily alcohol intake is 2-3 units for women and 3-4 units for men, but do you know how much a unit is? (Hint: it’s a 25ml shot of spirts, a half pint of 4% beer or half a glass of wine). We will have unit measure cups and unit calorie counters in the iZone, so you can find out exactly what you’re putting in your body.
The support network Red Frogs will also be in the iZone next week. They are an alcohol awareness group that support young people around the UK. They organise sober socials, like cinema trips and café crawls, and set up hydration stations at club nights to provide party goers with water, ice lollies, donuts and pancakes, to help lessen the effects of alcohol. You can find out more about them here and on Twitter and Facebook.