Are You Ready to Party?

Before the party:

  • Eat a full meal and drink water.
  • Decide how much you want to drink and set yourself a limit. 
  • Make a plan for a safe ride home.
  • Consider bringing your own drink to the party (perhaps in a re-usable bottle) to avoid pressures of drinking more; you can politely say you already have a drink.

At the party:

  • Pace yourself and alternate drinks with water. (image or graphic for rule of thumb - one drink per hour).
  • Stick with one type of alcohol if possible
  • Avoid drinking from large containers of mixed drinks; it's hard to gauge how much you've had or what's in the drink.  
  • Keep an eye on your friends... and your drink; do not accept drinks from anyone you don't know/trust.
  • Always respect someones choice not to drink.

After the party:

  • Ensure you have safe transportation home.
  • Leave with the friends you came with.
  • Drink water if you want to reduce the chances of a hangover.

Not drinking?

  • Great! About 30% of UC Davis students choose not to drink.
  • Bring your own non-alcoholic drink in a water bottle to the party, or fill up a red cup with something non-alcoholic. Nobody needs to know you're not drinking alcohol.
  • Check out our Upstander page for being a great sober buddy.