partygoersParty Goer Checklist

One Drink

   *One drink is a 12 oz. glass of 5% beer, 5 oz. glass of 12% wine or a 1.5 oz. of 80 proof liquor.

Before the Party

checkEat a full meal containing protein to slow down the absorption rate of alcohol.

checkSet a limit for the party and stick to it. Remember it's okay to not drink, to have just one or two drinks or not to drink at all.

checkUse the buddy system with your friends.

checkArrange a safe ride to the party and back home.

checkOr plan to have a Designated Driver

At the Party

checkKeep an eye on your drink and your surroundings. Dump out your drink and get a new one if you suspect it has been

  tampered with.

checkPace yourself and alternate your drinks with water. (It takes your liver about 1 hour to process each alcoholic drink, depending

  on your size, food consumed and other factors.)

checkStick with one type of alcohol. Alternating types of alcohol can make you sicker because of different sugar levels between beer,

  hard alcohol and wine.

checkAvoid drinking games. It’s hard to judge how much you are drinking.

After the Party

checkWatch out for your intoxicated friends. If any of your friends show even one sign of alcohol poisoning, call 911 (on campus,

  call 245-5222) and get them the help they need.

checkMake sure you and your friends have a safe ride home.

checkLeave with the friends you came with.

checkIf your friends are too intoxicated:

    • Call 911 (on campus, call 245-5222) if they have one or more signs of alcohol poisoning.

    • Lay your friend on his or her side to prevent choking.

    • Stay with your friend while waiting for help.

    • Don’t let your friend “sleep it off”.

checkDrink water to counteract dehydration and to reduce feeling hungover the next day.