Connecting Matters. Where do you draw the line?

When considering whether or not to drink or use any other substances, it's important to keep the context of this year in mind; a context unlike any other year.  So, before you make these decisions, learn a little about the interactions between alcohol and all that this year is bringing us.

To get to Princeton and to succeed as a student, you set limits for yourself all the time. You limit your time on Netflix or the time you spend on social media. Alcohol is no different: you need to decide for yourself where you draw the line.  

When it comes to alcohol, most people do set limits for themselves. For example, among Princeton undergraduates*:

  • 35% are current non-drinkers** including 20% who have never used alcohol.
  • Of those who had ever used alcohol, 75% reported 4 or fewer drinks the last time they drank it.

Whether you choose to drink occasionally, regularly, or not at all, you’ll find helpful tips on these pages:

*According to the 2020 National College Health Assessment survey

**Defined as not drinking any alcohol in the previous 30 days