Alcohol and Other Drugs

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Most students make smart and safe choices about using alcohol and other drugs and don't experience negative academic, physical or social consequences. UHS staff work closely with students, staff, faculty and community partners on year-round services and initiatives that aim to reduce risk, consequences and harm from the use of alcohol and other drugs.

UHS Strategies and Services


Drug Facts & Resources

Campus & College Data

Campus Responsible Bystander & CA Good Samaritan Policies

  • UC Berkeley Responsible Bystander Policy:  Summary and Full policy

  • California’s 911 Good Samaritan Law (CA Civil Code Section 1714.22) protects you from arrest, charge and prosecution when you call 911 at the scene of a suspected drug overdose. Nobody at the scene should be charged for personal amounts of drugs or paraphernalia. This law does not protect you if:

    • You are on parole/probation; it is likely still a violation

    • You have more drugs than “possession for personal use”; it is still illegal to have any amount that would suggest trafficking or sales

    • You “obstruct medical or law enforcement personnel”; it is still important to not intervene with the activities of police or emergency personnel.

Disclaimer: The information provided on these pages is not intended to diagnose, treat or provide a second opinion on any health problem or disease. It is meant to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between an individual and his/her clinician.