Risk Management & Harm Reduction

Resources for Party Goers and Party Throwers

PartySafe Toolkit

View the PartySafe Toolkit

Help create a campus alcohol and other drugs (AOD) culture that supports all who study, live, work & play in the campus area. Use this toolkit before attending or throwing a party.

Get Involved with PartySafe

Our House: Risk Management and Harm Reduction Workshops and Consultation

In April 2015, students launched Our House, Our Rules, Our Responsibility. Use our PartySafe Toolkit, workshops, and online resources to create gatherings that are fun and safe. Intervene effectively in emergency and non-emergency situations that arise. Safety and well-being are the top priority. Email partysafe@berkeley.edu for more information. 

Fentanyl Test Strips (FTS) and Naloxone Training and Distribution

Our Harm Reduction Expansion Project addresses risks of potential fentanyl contamination.

UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty can 1) watch this training video and complete a short quiz to receive free Naloxone/Narcan and 2) pick up Fentanyl Test Strips with instructions - limit of 3 per person - at various times and campus locations.

Student Outreach and Tabling

Our peer-to-peer stations promote harm reduction information and resources at key times and places, including weekly on Sproul Plaza and on key game days and party nights. Fill out this Volunteer Form if you're interested in helping. 

Engage and Inform Campus Leadership

PartySafe Peer Advocates participate in relevant campus and community leadership meetings and initiatives as needed to ensure a full range of student experiences and voices is represented. To apply, fill out this Volunteer Form to begin helping. 

Do You! Week (Semesterly)

A week-long series of events at UC Berkeley to promote a campus alcohol and other drugs (AOD) culture that supports all who study, live, work, and play in the campus area. Visit our Do You! webpage for more information.

Harm Reduction Counseling and Support

UHS Social Services offers confidential alcohol and other drug-related services supporting harm reduction goals for individuals. No charge to get started, and all registered students can access individual counseling or group services regardless of their insurance plan. A Harm Reduction Group is held Tuesdays and Fridays from 2-3:30 pm. Call for an intake at (510) 642-6074. 

Recovery Meetings and Sober Socials

The Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) holds weekly recovery meetings and monthly sober socials for undergraduate and graduate students. Our monthly sober socials are open to recovery allies, those living substance-free, as well as students in recovery or currently struggling with substance use. Email  . 

Stay Connected and Get Involved

Like our Facebook page and follow our Instagram page. Fill out this Volunteer Form if you're interested in helping. We’ll follow up within 2-3 business days.

AOD Graphics Library

Alcohol Poisoning Intervention CUSP method

CUSP - Alcohol Poisoning Emergency Intervention

If you notice any one of the CUSP alcohol poisoning signs, don’t let your friends “sleep it off.” Call 911.

Alcohol intervention scale

Intoxication Intervention Scale

Know the visible signs of intoxication and learn when and how to intervene.

Alcohol and Other Drugs Intervention tips

AOD Intervention Tips

When someone you know is struggling with alcohol or other drug (AOD) use, it can be a challenge to know what to do. Fortunately, you’re not alone. Here are a few ideas to help.

Opioid reversal

5 Steps to Respond to an Opioid Overdose

An opioid overdose can be life-threatening and requires immediate emergency care.

Dealing with stimulant overdose

Responding to Stimulant Overdoses

When people overdose on a stimulant, they experience some of the symptoms shared on this flyer.Link to content (Ctrl+K)

Do You - My Experiences, My Choices

Do You - My Experiences, My Choices

Whatever the reasons, they are yours...own them. When it comes to drinking, always remember to do you!

City of Berkeley Quiet Hours

City of Berkeley Quiet Hours

Have fun while being respectful of your neighbors. Post this to remind you and your housemates of the city-wide quiet hours.

Blood Alcohol Level

Blood Alcohol Level

Blood Alcohol Level (BAL) is the amount of alcohol present in your blood as you drink. It’s calculated by determining how many milligrams of alcohol are present in 100 milliliters of blood.

Obtain Free FTS & Narcan

Obtain Free FTS & Narcan

Access to Free Fentanyl Test Strips (FTS) and Narcan (Naloxone) on and off campus.

AOD Checking in with Yourself

AOD Checking in with Yourself

Questions to ask about your relationship with AOD.

Collegiate Recovery Program

Collegiate Recovery Program

Find your recovery community at UC Berkeley!

AOD Bystander Intervention

AOD Bystander Intervention

If you see any signs of possible overdose call for medical assistance. You don’t have to be a hero to do the right thing. Make the call!

Navigating Consent While Using Alcohol & Other Substances

Navigating Consent While Using Alcohol & Other Substances

Determining whether consent is present or even possible while engaging in sexual activity can be complex when you or your potential partner(s) have been drinking and/or using substances.

A Guide to Calling 911 for Emergency Medical Intervention

A Guide to Calling 911 for Emergency Medical Intervention

When calling 911 in response to an overdose, take these steps to promote the dispatch of medical first responders.

AOD Planning Triangle

AOD Planning Triangle

The planning triangle can be applied to any situation with alcohol and other drugs to help you assess and reduce potential risks by applying protective strategies.