Alcohol and Drugs

Being aware and staying safe


Drugs and alcohol can have a major impact on your physical and emotional health, as well as influencing you socially and academically. They may also interfere with your judgement, concentration and physical coordination, affecting safety when working with tools, machinery or driving. The counsellors at Student Life can help you to address some problems relating to alcohol and drug use, and to link you in with specialist support, if required. Phone 9286 9891 for an appointment or drop in to Nelson G83.

The following internet sites provide information about drugs and alcohol, and helpful hints on how to reduce the negative effects of them on your life. They also provide contact details for services that can assist with addressing substance use issues, should you prefer to gain support outside of BHI.

Australian Drug Foundation:

Drug Aware:

The Youth Substance Abuse Service (YSAS):

Turning Point Drug and Alcohol Centre:

Turning Point also provides free and confidential online counselling at:

Quit Smoking

Australian Psychological Society - Alcohol and Drugs Tip Sheet


Last modified: Friday, 2 September 2016, 10:18 AM