Part of the Division of Student Affairs

Alcohol and Drugs

Temple University seeks to encourage an environment which encourages healthy decisions surrounding the use of alcohol and other drugs.

The National Institute for Drug Addiction defines alcohol as an intoxicating ingredient found in beer, wine, and liquor. Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant that is rapidly absorbed from the stomach and small intestine into the bloodstream. A standard drink equals 0.6 ounces of pure ethanol, or 12 ounces of beer; 8 ounces of malt liquor; 5 ounces of wine; or 1.5 ounces (a "shot") of 80-proof distilled spirits or liquor (e.g., gin, rum, vodka, or whiskey).

  • Tips to Decrease Drinking Risk - Learn what you can do to decrease your risk.
  • Health Risks - Find out the short- and long-term health risks of alcohol and other drug use and abuse.
  • Help a Friend - Are you concerned with a friendís alcohol and drug use? Hereís what you can do to help.
  • Resources - More information about alcohol and drug information and assistance is available.