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Sep 28

Drink Safe

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Most of us like to think that we make our own decisions. But the fact is that we are influenced by others-family, friends, TV, YouTube, magazines, and social media sites. There is much at stake when thinking about making a decision to drink, when to drink and how much to drink. Your decision may have negative consequences!

Lots of people drink automatically without ever giving it much thought. It is surprising how many people drink and drink more than they want to because they want to be more sociable, feel that drinking is a way to fit in, feel that drinking is a socially accepted behavior that is expected and accepted in college, and feel that they can only have “fun” while they are drinking.

The fact is getting drunk can really suck. Careless decisions about alcohol can have harmful consequences. Alcohol can impair your judgment and lead to unsafe decisions.  Alcohol can have harmful effects on the body. Do you want to puke? Injure yourself or someone else? Have a major hangover? Say or do something totally embarrassing? Not remember what everyone else remembers especially since they are talking about you?

YOU MAY WANT TO RETHINK YOUR DRINK. PUT YOURSELF IN CONTROL, LEARN THE FACTS.

Students enjoyed a complimentary Mocktail while learning the facts.

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12 oz. beer

4 oz. wine

1.25 oz.. Hard liquor 80 proof

However, this is only a general guideline. It really depends on the amount of alcohol that is in the drink you are drinking.

mt2If you are under the age of 21, drinking is illegal!

Under no circumstances should a person drink and drive!

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ALCOHOL POISONING IS LIFE THREATENING

SIGNS & SYMTPOMS:

  • UNCONSCIOUS OR SEMICONSCIOUS PERSON
  • IRREGULAR BREATHING
  • COLD, CLAMMY. PALE, BLUE SKIN
  • STRONG ODOR OF ALCOHOL
  • CONFUSION
  • SEIZURES
  • BODY TREMORS
  • VOMITING
  • STUPOR
  • COMA

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KNOW YOUR A,B,C’S OF ALCOHOL OVERDOSE

A- AWAKE- Attempt to wake the person up. Call out their name and shake them. If they do not respond, turn and keep the person on their side so they don’t choke on their vomit.

B-BREATHINGCheck their breathing. If there are less than 8 full breaths in 1 minute or more than 10 second pauses between breaths, they need IMMEDIATE medical attention.

C-CIRCULATION- Check their pulse ( wrist or neck). Check if their skin is cold, clammy or blue or gray in color.

D- DO NOT LEAVE THE PERSON ALONE, EVER! Keep them lying on their side so they don’t choke on their vomit

E- Emergency Assistance- If you discover ANY of the above patterns, stay with the person and have someone call security/911.

WHAT TO DO FOR ALCOHOL POISONING

ON CAMPUS: CALL SECURITY 2611

OFF CAMPUS: DIAL 911

DO NOT LEAVE THE PERSON ALONE

MONITOR BREATHING

TURN ON HIS/HER LEFT SIDE TO PREVENT CHOKING

DO NOT GIVE COFFEE

DO NOT PLACE IN A COLD SHOWER

Save a Life, don’t think twice!

New Jersey Good Samaritan Laws provide immunity from punishment as long as a student acts in good faith by calling for help and staying with their friend who overdosed on either alcohol or drugs until authorities arrive. They will not be arrested, charged, prosecuted or convicted for obtaining, possessing, using or being under the influence of substances. The student who is obtaining medical attention is also granted immunity from prosecution.  The Good Samaritan Law will only provide immunity from low level criminal offenses such as possession or personal use of substances.

IF YOU CHOSSE TO DRINK MINIMIZE THE NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES:

  • SET A LIMIT BEFORE YOU START
  • EAT BEFORE AND DURING
  • AVOID DRINKING GAMES
  • SPACE & PACE YOUR DRINKS
  • DON’T ACCEPT OPEN CONTAINERS FROM OTHERS

Drink Safe coasters were distributed to students.

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5 comments

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  1. Tanayah

    By drinking Responsibly you can save your life and someone else’ s.

  2. Tanayah Harley

    Never leave tour drink unattended

  3. Tanayah Harley

    Watch your intake and know your limit.

  4. Tanayah Harley

    Watch your surroundings while drinking.

  5. Tanayah Harley

    Do not. Drive while under the influence

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