Alcohol Safety

Everyone has a role to play in building a better and safer culture around alcohol.  There is a LOT you can do – these suggestions are just a start.

  • Make it easier for people to make healthy choices.

    • Diversify the ways you and your friends unwind. Don’t let alcohol become your only signal for “now it’s time for us to have fun.” Check out some ideas.

    • Never let alcohol become a “necessary” part of an event, even tacitly — i.e., being sober or sober-ish shouldn’t make for a lousy time.  More party planning tips.

    • If you’re serving alcohol, make sure you have equally tasty non-alcoholic drinks, too — those who aren’t drinking for any reason, whether their age or their game tomorrow, will thank you.

  • Keep an eye out for people in trouble.

    • Become an expert at tactfully helping your friends slow down.

    • Team up with your friends to check in on each other and help you all stay within your limits.

    • Know the signs of alcohol poisoning, and be ready to call for help if you see them.

  • Up your alcohol skills.