Familiarize yourself with local policies and laws.
Drinking should not be the primary focus of any event.
Set a drink limit and stick to it.
Alternate alcoholic drinks with water.
Avoid combining alcohol with carbonated beverages that speed up the absorption of alcohol so that you get drunker faster medications, drugs, marijuana or energy drinks as these can interact harmfully.
Feeling extremely drunk after starting to drink alcohol is a sign you may have been drugged with rohypnol (roofies) or GHB. These drugs can cause amnesia and unconsciousness for 3 to 8 hours.
Use a designated driver or call for transportation to make sure everyone gets home safe.
Never leave a drink unattended.
Respect another's right not to drink.
Remember, alcohol is still the #1 date rape drug.