Risk Management & Harm Reduction

Resources for Party Goers and Party Throwers:

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Be Yourself. Don't assume or overestimate how much others drink.

Get Involved with PartySafe

#OurHouse: Risk Management and Harm Reduction Workshops and Consultation

In April 2015, students launched Our House, Our Rules, Our Responsibility. Use our PartySafe Toolkit, Workshops [link to flyer TBD], and online resources to create gatherings that stay "social not slurred". 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 w/ instructions - limit of 3 per person - at various times and campus locations as described below:

On Campus Pickups (2022-23)

Fentanyl Test Strips (Limit of 3 per person)

  • Tuesday 11-2pm Sproul Plaza Tabling

  • Wednesday 1-4pm 102 Sproul Hall

  • Mon-Sat UHS-Tang Center Pharmacy - fishbowl on counter - during open hours.


You can use this link to learn how to administer naloxone and then complete a short quiz. Upon quiz completion, you’ll receive an email with your Naloxone Training Confirmation which you can show to pick up a naloxone kit at the following times & locations. This free naloxone is available to UHS-PartySafe@Cal and the Collegiate Recovery Program through the CDPH Naloxone Distribution Project. 

  • Tuesday 11-2pm Sproul Plaza Tabling

  • Wednesday 1-4pm 102 Sproul Hall

  • Thursday 1-4pm UHS-Health Promotion (2nd Floor)

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 experience and voice is represented. To apply, view the Instructions.

Do You! Week (March 17-24, 2023)

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 in October for the calendar of activities. Fill out this Volunteer Form if you're interested in helping.

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 two 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 recoveryatcal@berkeley.edu.

Stay Connected and Get Involved

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

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I Party Safe and I'm Proud [Subtitles]

I Party Safe: and here's how I do it

Alcohol intervention scale
Opioid reversal

Administering Naloxone

ACPA16 Pecha Kucha: Keith Edwards, “Putting My Man Face On”

How do college men understand what it means to be a man? How do they construct their gender identity and manage their gender performance? What consequences does the performance have for others and themselves? What can we learn from their voices?

Alcohol and Other Drugs Intervention tips