Crossroads

Going Out? If You're Going Out to Drink...

  • Know your limits; decide ahead of time on how many drinks is your limit
  • Snack before and during drinking
  • Stay with people you know and trust
  • Pace yourself; the body processes less than one drink per hour
  • Avoid drinking games
  • Avoid chugging or gulping drinks
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Watch your drink-never leave it unattended
  • Avoid mixing alcohol with other drugs, including over-the-counter and prescription medications
  • Be wary- most rape, other sexual assault, and other unwanted sexual contact involves alcohol use
  • Don't drink and drive (use a designated driver, stay with friends, call a cab)