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Alcohol and Drug Use

Responsible Action Protocol

Students who assist others in an emergency and those in need of assistance generally face no disciplinary action for their own infractions - even if alcohol or other drugs are involved.

To be eligible for Amnesty through Responsible Action you must:

The purpose of Amnesty through Responsible Action is to encourage you to seek appropriate help in emergency situations, particularly those involving alcohol or other drugs.

Deciding whether to call 911 is not always easy. Even if you're not sure, we urge you to err on the side of caution and make the call.

For more information visit the Amnesty through Responsible Action webpage. 

Other policies and information

Treatment and prevention

The Office of Health, Promotion and Wellness at Northwestern University offers a variety of alcohol awareness, prevention, and treatment programs including:

It also offers referrals for students seeking alcohol or other drug treatment services. For more information on these offerings, visit Health, Promotion & Wellness: Alcohol and Other Drug Services.

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