Let’s be honest—many Springfield College students will choose to drink at some point in their college career. If you do, be sure to party with a plan. It’s one way to make sure you have a great night, instead of one that ends up with unintended consequences.

Some ideas for your plan:

  • Know where you’re going, who you’re drinking with, and what your personal boundaries are.
  • Set a limit of how much you're going to drink. Aim to keep your BAC in the “having fun but still smart” range, which is between 0.05 and 0.08. Keep track of your drinks to stay in this range.
  • Choose beer or wine over hard alcohol, like vodka or rum.
  • If you do drink hard alcohol, use a shot glass to measure your liquor and mix your drinks with lots of ice and mixer. 
  • Eat before and while you are drinking.
  • Alternate alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Skip the drinking games or play with soda/water.
  • Never leave your drink unattended.
  • Don't ever mix alcohol with prescription medications, some over-the-counter medications, or other drugs, including marijuana.
  • Make sure you have a safe way home. Use a designated driver who hasn't been drinking, call a sober friend, or take an Uber.

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