Addiction and substance (mis)use is a complex issue that can affect anyone.
If you feel like your use of drugs, alcohol, pornography, gambling or gaming is getting too much, there are various support services available to provide a safe and confidential space to talk about concerns.
If you're worried about a friend or housemate, you could suggest they look at the resources below to find help and support.
You can access confidential counselling from Student Support and Wellbeing at any time during your studies, and speak to a Mental Health Adviser about what you need to stay on track.
We also work closely with the Forward Trust, a leading addiction charity, to provide support drop-ins and courses specifically tailored to young people who may have non-stereotypical patterns of addiction and substance use. This partnership enables students to have access to the best possible addiction support services.
To stay informed about upcoming support groups, keep an eye on the Student Support and Wellbeing events calendar.
Information and support from external providers
Besides support at Kent, there are lots of resources online, including straightforward information so you can make informed decisions.
We have gathered a list of self-help resources from external providers.