DCU recognises the place of moderate alcohol consumption and considers it important to support an environment that promotes a sensible attitude towards alcohol. The University also recognises the potential of alcohol abuse to adversely affect students’ well-being, academic achievement, and lifestyle. This policy adheres to the guidelines contained in the National Alcohol Policy (1996) and was formulated and adopted by DCU. The policy was updated by DCU in 2019. The abuse of alcohol respects no boundary of gender, status, and occupation and the policy applies equally to all students without discrimination. Alcohol is by far the most commonly used and abused drug in Ireland. It is a depressant drug that slows down the function of the body both mental and physical. Alcohol exaggerates mood; if you were feeling down, aggressive or hyper before, this will probably only be magnified once you start drinking.
For more information on the effects of alcohol and who to turn to if you or a friend needs help, go to the Counselling Service webpages at https://www.dcu.ie/students/counselling-service-alcoholism
For further information on the DCU Alcohol Policy, please see the following link: