Alcohol and mental health at university

University isn’t a walk in the park for anyone, let alone if you have a mental health problem. So when you combine this with alcohol it becomes a dangerous concoction. This is what happened to me.

I came to university in September 2016 in recovery from anorexia, depression and social anxiety. Before uni I’d never been drunk and didn’t plan on ever getting drunk but was happy to have one drink to fit in with how I thought university life was going to be. I can’t speak for international students, but in Britain there’s a perception that uni is a series of drunk antics, wild parties and occasionally a bit of work; while this is true to an extent, it’s definitely an exaggerated version. Continue reading