Drugs and alcohol use can lead to more risk taking behaviours as judgement is clouded and inhibitions are lowered. This can include risky sexual behaviour potentially leading to exposure to STIs and HIV. People who would usually practice safer sex can then be caught off guard and worry about what they may have done, sometimes not being certain after the event what actually happened.
- Think about limiting drug and alcohol use and stay with friends if possible (safety in numbers).
- Carry condoms – you are more likely to use a condom if you have one to hand.
- If you feel that drug and/or alcohol intake is a problem for you, and you would like help by talking to someone contact Addaction.
If you are unsure about any risk you may have taken consider coming to a sexual health clinic for a check-up. If in doubt check! It is much better to have a test.
University of Lincoln Students’ Union Advice Centre: 01522537000 [email protected]
University of Lincoln Health Centre: 01522 870010
University of Lincoln Health Centre free GUM clinic and contraception sessions, including implants, every Wednesday 2-6pm: call 01522 309309 and ask for a ‘Lincoln University Health Centre session’
Lincolnshire Sexual Health Service (Central Booking Line): 01522 309309 or click here.
Sexual Health Advice Positive Health (Lincs): 0800 252534 (Positive Health is a Lincoln based charity whose aim is to provide confidential information and support to people infected and affected by HIV and AIDS).
Sexual Assault Referral Centre: 01522 524402
Lincolnshire Rape Crisis: 0800 33 4 55 00 Tuesday 6pm to 9pm, Wednesday 2pm to 4pm or email: [email protected]
Chlamydia screening (15-24 year olds): Text or call 07879 630619