A drug is any substance that alters someone’s mental, emotional, or physical state. This includes alcohol, cannabis, nicotine (found in tobacco and some vaping products), and caffeine.
All substance use carries some risk, making it important to consider its short-term and long-term effects on your wellbeing as a student.
Not using substances altogether has the lowest risk. If you are using alcohol or other drugs, you can make a plan to reduce possible harms.