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Substance Use

Alcohol at Medical Student Events

While some student organization/student hosted off-campus events may serve alcohol, there is no alcohol allowed at medical student events on campus. Students should familiarize themselves with the policies and expectations of the University regarding alcohol use. 

Statement on Alcohol and Controlled Substances

If you have any concerns about the ways in which substance use may be affecting your school work, job performance, health, relationships, or general wellbeing, speaking with a professional counselor is a good way to clarify to what degree chemical substances may be causing you problems. UCLA's Counseling and Psychological Services, often referred to as CAPS, offers several services and resources that can give you feedback on your relationship to substances and help you work through any ambivalence about staying where you are or making changes in your habits. 

For additional information about the use of alcohol and controlled substances, please visit the UCLA Student Conduct Code.

Smoke Free Environment

Since April 22, 2013, the entire UCLA campus is a smoke and tobacco-free environment. The smoke and tobacco free policy includes all UCLA indoor and outdoor areas, including our hospitals and health-sciences campuses. The policy also prohibits other tobacco use, including vaping or hookah use, and also includes smoked marijuana.