Alcohol + Drug Programming

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

  • How to know if your friend has alcohol poisoning
  • Critical Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Poisoning
    • Mental confusion, stupor, coma, or person cannot be roused.
    • Vomiting.
    • Seizures.
    • Slow breathing (fewer than eight breaths per minute).
    • Irregular breathing (10 seconds or more between breaths).
    • Hypothermia (low body temperature), bluish skin color, paleness.
  • What Can Happen to Someone With Alcohol Poisoning That Goes Untreated?
    • The victim can choke on their own vomit.
    • Breathing slows, becomes irregular, or stops.
    • Heart beats irregularly or stops.
    • Hypothermia (low body temperature).
    • Hypoglycemia (too little blood sugar) leads to seizures.
    • Untreated severe dehydration from vomiting can cause seizures, permanent brain damage, or death.
  • Know the danger signals.
  • Do not wait for all symptoms to be present.
  • Be aware that a person who has passed out may die.
  • If there is any suspicion of an alcohol overdose, call Campus Safety (1-1234 on campus, 215-204-1234 from an off campus phone) for help.

Remember, Temple University has a medical amnesty policy that states that no student will be subject to university discipline for seeking medical treatment for the effects of drug or alcohol use, and this amnesty will be granted to both the intoxicated student and the student seeking help for an intoxicated student.

To get help for yourself or a friend for drug or alcohol use, visit Tuttleman Counseling Center.

1700 N. Broad St., 2nd Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19122

Telephone: (215) 204-7276

Walk-In Hours: M-F 10:00am-1:30pm