Safe Party Tips
- Go out in groups and make a plan about getting home
- Decide the number of drinks you will have prior to drinking-stick to it-count
number of drinks-spread them out over the evening!
- Space drinks to one or less per hour
- Alternate alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks & drink plenty of water
- Agree before you go out who will be the sober driver
- Watch your friends-if you came together and want to leave make sure they
have a plan to get home safely
- Avoid drinking games
- Always eat before and during alcohol consumption
- Remember: Women are more sensitive to the effects of alcohol
- Pour your own drinks-don't share with others or set yours down
- Just because someone is in your class doesn't mean you know them as well as you think you may-think about the situation... make clear decisions...
- Have a designated driver.
- Never drink and drive.
- Never ride with someone who has been drinking or using drugs.
- Use Traveller or a sober driver at a fraternity party.
- Say "No Thanks," if you don't want to continue drinking or just hold a cup with a non-alcoholic beverage.
- Participate in activities like dancing, talking, and eating to take the focus off alcohol
How to "Throw" a Party and Treat Your Guests to a Safe Times
- Get your noise permit and be able to socialize until midnight vs. 11pm
- Remember to keep the noise level down
- Collect keys at the door
- You, as the host, are responsible for keeping your guests' safety. You may be liable if anyone is injured.
- Do not allow an intoxicated person to continue to consume alcoholic beverages
- Serve plenty of high-protein, non-salty food like cheese and meat---these foods stay in the stomach longer, slowing down the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream
- Provide non-alcoholic beverages
- Stop serving alcohol about 1 hour before the party is over
- Have impaired friends spend the night or find your guests rides.
- Use Traveller or sober drivers.
- Stay sober yourself.
- You might have to deal with an emergency.