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Safe Party Tips

Party Without Regrets

  • Go out in groups and make a plan about getting home.
  • Decide the number of drinks you will have prior to drinking and stick to it. Count the 
    number of drinks and spread them out over the evening!
  • Space drinks to one or less per hour.
  • Alternate alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and 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 and 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 so you are 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.
  • Remember that you might have to deal with an emergency.