Eat a full meal.. Eating food while you drink and
alternating alcohol with a non-alcoholic
drink can further slow absorption and prevent the alcohol from
hitting your system
all at once.
Set a limit on how many drinks you’ll have. Keep track
of your drinks by recording
it on your phone, arm, or even just telling it to a friend--
this way you know when
you’ve had enough.
Drink slowly. Allow time between drinks, and avoid
chugging. If you sip a drink
and have less than one drink an hour, the alcohol will not have a
chance to build
up in your bloodstream. This will help prevent you from becoming
Drinking shouldn’t be the primary focus of any activity.
Be cautious of drinking
games as they encourage over-consumption and can lead to
dangerous blood alcohol
levels. If you choose to play drinking games, think about
limiting the amount of
games you play, allowing time between games, and/or reducing the
amount of alcohol
in a cup each game.
Just hold it. You can get a ticket for urinating in
public. Start looking for a
bathroom before it becomes an emergency.
Keep an eye on your drinks. Never let your drink out of
your sight, otherwise it
can be easy to slip something into.
Avoid mixing different types of alcohol. This can lead to
can even make you sick.
Have an exit plan. Set a time to leave before the party
starts. Stick with your
friends throughout the party, and, when it comes time to leave,
make sure you leave
with the people you came with. If you happen to be driving to
remember to use a designated driver. Keep numbers of buses and
local cab companies
programmed in your phone, just in case.
Keep an eye on your friends. If at any time during or
after a party, you suspect
a friend has alcohol poisoning, immediately call an ambulance.
Alcohol poisoning can cause serious and permanent damage. The cost of
losing a friend is much greater
than the cost of an ambulance, and it is unlikely you’ll face
any additional punishment
from law enforcement. Ambulance rides are 100% covered by the
Student health Insurance
Plan (SHIP), and many other private insurance companies also
cover the costs of
an ambulance ride.
Remember, if you choose to party, party smart. If you drink too
much, you’ll likely
end up sick and regretting your night, but if you drink in
moderation, you’ll be
the Life of the Party.