Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drugs

Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drugs

Which statement is true concerning alcohol, tobacco and other drugs?

  1. probably cause more discussion and controversy than almost any other subject in the U.S.
  2. are the cause of many health problems.
  3. are the cause of many positive health outcomes, cures, treatments and good feelings as much as anything else on earth.
  4. All of the above

If you answered "4," you are in touch with the world around you. Congratulations!

Alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs

This site will provide information regarding all drugs (substances) in a fair and even-handed manner. Prescription medicines, over-the-counter drugs, herbal preparations and extracts, legal and illegal chemicals, coffee, tobacco, caffeine, alcohol, even the substances contained in chocolate, all share risks and benefits associated with their use. All substances that people can put into their bodies have the potential for positive and/or negative outcomes. In a world filled with thousands of mind/body altering substances that can be put into the body, human beings are faced with many decisions related to what substances to use and in which ways to use them. Everyone develops relationships with substances over their lifetime. Hopefully, the information that is found here will make some of those decisions a little clearer.

Here, you will find resources on alcohol (the most used and abused drug in our society), tobacco (nicotine is the most addictive drug known to humans) and many other drugs (substances) that are important for students to have information about. It will be a constant work in progress. Please let us know what information and resources will be beneficial to you while you are at NIU.