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Middle Eastern Female

People focus on alcohol and not any other drug

This is not just alcohol. A lot of people tend to think that just because someone’s high versus consuming alcohol, like, their behaviour would not be as violent. They would just be like "It's ok," 'cause they were high, if that makes sense. [...] And a lot of people tend to focus on the fact that it’s alcohol and not any other drug.


  • Create and promote avenues for comprehensive consent education.

  • Ensure educational materials and initiatives explore relationships between sexual violence and drugs/alcohol. These materials should be mindful of pressures to over-consume and the fact that some international students are unfamiliar with drinking culture. Ensure and/or highlight the fact that no student who discloses or reports sexual assault will be penalized for substance use related to the incident in question.