Responsible Drinking and Personal Safety

  • Familiarize yourself with local policies and laws.
  • Drinking should not be the primary focus of any event.
  • Set a drink limit and stick to it.
  • Alternate alcoholic drinks with water.
  • Avoid combining alcohol with carbonated beverages that speed up the absorption of alcohol so that you get drunker faster, medications, drugs, marijuana or energy drinks as these can interact harmfully.
  • Feeling extremely drunk after starting to drink alcohol is a sign you may have been drugged with rohypnol (roofies) or GHB. These drugs can cause amnesia and unconsciousness for 3 to 8 hours.
  • Use a designated driver, Tipsy Taxi or a cab to make sure everyone gets home safe.
  • Drink slowly.
  • Never leave a drink unattended.
  • Respect another's right not to drink.
  • Remember, alcohol is still the #1 date rape drug.