College is a time of many firsts, drugs and alcohol may be some of them. TCDSU is committed to a Harm Reduction approach, which emphasises engaging directly with students who use drugs to prevent overdose and infectious disease transmission and empower students through information.
TCDSU provides drug-testing kits, specifically EZ Test Kits.
We do not encourage the use of illicit substances. However, we will provide EZ Test Kits for students, who under their own volition, choose to recreationally participate in the use of drugs. Please follow the instructions included in your testing kit. These are not kits to check if you have used drugs. These kits test for the presence of a drug. Please note that the test kits can give false positives, do not state how strong the substances are, and do not protect the user from the risks of drug-taking. TCDSU does not accept any liability for students who use these kits and decide to use drugs or illicit substances.
Gambling can be considered to be a problem in your life when it gets in the way with work, school or other activities, harms your mental health or physical health, creates financial struggles, or causes problems with your friends and family.
If you are affected by addictive behaviours, the Student Counselling Service runs an Addictive Behaviours support group. Other supports:
Harm prevention and support
089 241 5401
Recovering from Gambling addiction (free) support
01 872 1133