You can enjoy alcohol, just don't overdo it. If you're going out, pace yourself, make sure to eat, and have a safe way to get home. You never need to get drunk to have a good time.
Drinking can be part of your social life, but it shouldn't be the point of your social life. If you drink but don't get drunk, you'll reduce your risks, feel a lot better the next day, save some money, and probably avoid taking some selfies and sending texts that you're going to regret.
And please, take care of your friends. Call for help—a sober friend, an RA, a bouncer, 911—if you need it. Don't leave a friend passed out without making sure they're in a recovery position. Make sure you and your friends can get home safely. Only about half of Acadia's male students and two thirds of female students say they made sure to go home with a friend: that's not good enough.
We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the university's official policy. We expect you to:
In short: follow the law, follow campus regulations, take care of each other, and avoid drinking to excess.
Call for help if:
We encourage you to check out the Red and Blue Crew, Acadia students who were inspired by a tragic loss to drink responsibly and help others out when they drink. The Red & Blue Crew are never 'on duty' and they meet once a month. It's about drinking responsibly and helping out your fellow Acadia students if they are in need.
Safety & Security
Open 24 hours a day
Tel: 902.585.1103 or "88" from a campus 585 phone
519 Student Union Building
30 Highland Ave.
Wolfville, NS, B4P 2R6
Naloxone kits are available at Safety & Security or in every Residence; ask an RA for assistance.
If substance use is impacting your life, please consider speaking with our Counselling team.
You can also book an appointment with a doctor at the campus Health Centre.