Alcohol and Substance Misuse
Drinking alcohol is often seen as a part of British culture but can pose a threat to health when consumed in quantities which are above the recommended guidelines. Over-indulgence can lead to physical, social and psychological health problems. The UK also has a higher prevalence of substance misuse than any other country in Europe. This is important because the problem use of illicit or prescription-drugs carries many serious health risks.
The following Information Sheet provides guidance for Colleges, Professional Services, Staff and others on what may constitute a Safety Critical Role at the University, and actions they can take regarding the consumption of alcohol:
- Information Sheet: Safety Critical Roles, Alcohol Misuse
- Taflen Wybodaeth: Swyddi Hollbwysig o ran Diogelwch - Camddefnyddio Alcohol
Please find below various sources of information regarding substance and alcohol misuse and the types of support provided at the University for those staff who feel they may have a problem and need help:
- Pathways to Health - Drinking Sensibly
- Confidential Counselling
- Alcohol and Drugs at Work - HSE
- NHS Wales - Alcohol
- NHS Wales - Drug Misuse
Locally, the charitable organisation CAIS helps people who are having problems with addictions, mental health, personal development and employment – as well as offering assistance and information to their families and friends.