Alcohol in excess, experimenting with drugs, losing yourself in social media, gaming or gambling are elements in your student life which are most likely unavoidable. Stimulated by curiosity, for fun, to release study stress or under pressure from your environment. It can be an escape from real life and all the expectations that come with it. What are its effects and do you like or dislike them? Is there such a thing as 'responsible' use and what does it look like? When does recreational substance use become problematic use?
On a dynamic campus with students and employees with great ambitions, personal care sometimes unintentionally takes a back seat. Boost revolves around you! We believe that prevention is better than cure and Boost can help you keep the balance. Are you in need of a mental or physical a Boost? Please book an appointment with one of our specialists. At Boost you can find specialists with various expertise in an approachable setting: a masseur and a physiotherapist for a physical boost and counsellors and a substance use specialist, to focus on your mental wellbeing. Our experts work together so that they can help in the best possible way.
If you have questions about safe and responsible use don't hesitate to walk into Boost. The substance use specialist (from addiction care centre Brijder) will be happy to give you non-binding advice and support for yourself or someone close to you. You will learn to understand and to deal with (problematic) use or behaviour with regard to drug or alcohol, gaming, (social) media or gambling.
It is also possible to have an anonymous talk, our specialist has no judgment and is there for your well-being.
Jerry van kampen
Jerry has worked in addiction services for over 25 years. He has worked within various departments: in clinics, as an outpatient case manager, as a referrer and for the last ten years as a trainer, coach and educator within Brijder Prevention.
Jerry enters a conversation without judgement as prevention specialist substance use at Boost. He does not disapprove of substance use choices, but looks at the risks involved and helps in achieving behavioural change.