Alcohol and Illegal Drugs
and using illegal drugs can land you in a lot of trouble before you
realize it. The news has been too full of young people meeting unsavory
or disastrous consequences after a night of overindulgence. New School
students are an intelligent lot; we ask you also to be wise enough to
know that you cannot outsmart the effects of alcohol and drugs on your
judgment. If you do drink, take precautions to avoid compromising and
- Do not go out alone.
- Make sure you eat first, drink plenty of water and space out your drinks.
- Know your own limits; then underestimate them.
- Keep an eye on your drink at all times. Do not accept drinks or other substances from strangers.
- Never leave an establishment or party alone or with a stranger.
- If you do find yourself disoriented or unsteady, call a cab or a sober friend.
legal drinking age is 21 and state laws deal harshly with underage
drinking. The New School offers campus educational programs and events
that address issues and health risks associated with alcohol and drug
Excessive drinking and drug use may signal a more
serious problem. Staff should contact the Employee Assistance Program
at 212.935.3030 and students should contact Student Medical Services at