Have you ever heard that alcohol and other drugs reduce stress, are “an outlet” or “an escape from reality?” The reality is that alcohol and other drugs can create more stress. How? By potentially causing health, impairment, and legal problems.

Because of alcohol or other drugs, have you ever…

…missed a class, been arrested, thrown up, had a hangover, gotten in trouble, had alcohol poisoning, performed poorly on an assignment or test, gotten into a fight, been hurt or injured, driven under the influence, and/or had memory loss?

If you said yes to any of these, did the situation increase or decrease the amount of stress in your life?

Whether you’re looking for fun alcohol-free activities or ways to stay safe in an environment where alcohol or other drugs are present, The Fontaine Center can help!

How can you reduce impairment, health and legal problems, and the stress they may cause?

The Fontaine Center provides a comprehensive range of evidence-based prevention services to the UGA community. Check out the following links:


The UGA Health Center (UHC) wants to support you in succeeding and enjoying your experience at UGA. Experts at UHC offer knowledge and programs concerning stress management and college life.

Written by: UHC CAPS and Communications