The Faculty of Economics and Business Rijeka is committed to promoting
health and the well-being of its students and staff. The Faculty offers its
support and advice to those having addiction problems, including alcohol, in
finding the needed help to quit their addiction.
Employee and student responsibility:
If you suspect, or know, that you have an alcohol, or substance-related
problem, you should seek professional help at an early stage to avoid
exacerbation of the problem.
You should notify the Management, if you suspect that a staff member or
student is under the influence of the abovementioned substances while at the
Faculty or while engaging in Faculty’s activities, especially if this may
result in an accident or may endanger others (staff, students or visitors).
You should familiarize yourself and comply with any Faculty, University,
and Ministry policy that prohibits consumption of alcohol and/or narcotic
substances or the performance of Faculty related activities under their
You must not, under any circumstances, bring or use illegal substances on
the Faculty’s premises.
You should inform the Management if you are taking prescribed medication
that could affect your ability to act safely.
The steps that might be taken by the Management in case of reported
Before talking to the person with potential addiction problems, they may
seek confidential advice from a professional.
They may arrange a private meeting with the person and express their
concerns in an understanding and non-judgmental way.
They may suggest possible locations on where to seek professional help.
If they suspect that a staff member or a student is under the influence of
alcohol while at the Faculty, or that his/her performance is suddenly impaired
due to the consumption of alcohol or other substances, this person will not be
allowed to continue performing his/her duties that day and will have to leave
the Faculty’s premises. In such cases, the Management, if required, will
appoint someone to accompany the person under the influence home.
When such a person returns to work / lectures, the Management will set up a
meeting and decide on whether further actions should be taken.
The Faculty will provide as much support as possible to all employees and
students in case of addiction problems. However, if this addiction leads to
breaches of Faculty and University policies and codes, the situation shall be
resolved in accordance with the provisions of the disciplinary policy and the
laws of the Republic of Croatia.
Alcoholism’s impact on individuals
and their families:
Alcoholism causes every third divorce.
Alcoholism leads to the neglect of family duties and the neglect of children,
which is even more pronounced when both parents are alcoholics.
Alcoholism slowly destroys the family, both emotionally and materially.
Alcoholism leads to aggression and violence. The victims are mostly in an
alcoholic’s immediate environment i.e. the spouse and children.
Alcoholism has a negative effect on population policies.
Alcoholism leads to decreased concentration, causes memory loss, etc.
The university period, like any other period in one’s life, brings about
various problems and challenges. Some of these can easily be overcome, either
on one’s own or with the help of family and friends but sometimes, we may be
faced with problems that greatly interfere in our everyday lives and require
professional support. The University
Office for Psychological Counseling within the University Counseling Center
offers professional psychological assistance and support to students and other
members of the University of Rijeka in order to improve their quality of life
and increase the efficiency of their studies.
More about the Psychological Counseling Center at the University of Rijeka
Warning signs of potential
alcohol abuse may be found in the increase in the usual daily consumption of
alcoholic beverages, complaints coming from the immediate environment i.e.
family and friends or at work, followed by first signs of neglect at home or at
If you have problems with alcohol, gambling, depression, narcotics, etc.
and have no one to share your story with and no one to listen to you, the
Rijeka Youth Club organizes free anonymous meetings.
The ANONYMOUS MEETINGS give you an opportunity to talk about your problems
and share your experience. If you are still not ready to share your own story,
you can just sit and listen to others until you build up the courage. The
meetings are guided by a psychotherapist, who will also, through counseling,
help you realize that you are not alone and that with her aid and the help of
others you can overcome your problems.
Meeting are held every Sunday starting at 5 pm at SUMA’s premises located
at Erazma Barčića 11, 1st floor, above the Rijeka Youth Club. The
entrance is through the front yard.
The meetings are led by psychotherapist Ms. Tamara Zaninović Šošić. For all
information regarding Anonymous Meetings, feel free to contact Ms. Tamara via
In case you need help with withdrawal, you may also join one of the below
mentioned clubs of treated alcoholics. The clubs run different programs with the aim
of preserving alcohol abstinence, changing lifestyles, preventing addiction and
serious consequences of alcoholism, improving family health and preventing
transgenerational transmission of bad habits and behavior in children.
There are three clubs that operate in Rijeka:
Clubs of treated alcoholics "Zamet” and "Zamet 2”
Clubs of treated alcoholics "Novi život” and "Riva”
Club of treated alcoholics Rijeka Centre