How to Stay Safe at College

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Often when college students go away to college they are happy to be on their own with no supervision. Although it is a good thing so that they can learn responsibility, some like to party more than focus on their schooling. There are many colleges and universities that are known for partying, and parents want nothing more than for their children to be safe at college. If you are a college student and you are a partier, you may want to consider some of these tips for staying safe. College is big part in someones life and you don’t want to mess those memories up by having something bad happen. Read below so you can see how you can be safe at a college party.

Number of drinks – Before you even attend going to a college party, set a limit for how many drinks you can have. If you’ve drank before you know how many your body can handle. If you’re going to drink, drink responsibly by not over dueing it. The effects of drinking too much are very dangerous. Don’t become a bad statistic for getting too drunk at a college party.

Mixing – If you are going to drink, never mix your prescription with alcohol. Mixing certain prescriptions with alcohol can be deadly. If you are unsure, make sure you read your prescription bottle to be safe.
Going back and forth – As a college student, many people like different drinks. Make sure if you drink you still to just one. Try to never go back and forth from beer to liquor. This can make you very sick and ruin your night. Stick with one drink if you must drink.

Set a time – Make sure you set a time to leave the party. Try to avoid staying at a college party. If you have had too many drinks, you are mostly unaware of what is going on around you. You don’t want to go and lay down to find yourself waking up later because you fell asleep. You never want anyone to try and do something bad to your or steal your belongings. Stay safe by setting a time limit to go back to your dorm.

Always bring a friend – Bringing a friend with you to a party is one of the safest things you can do. You want to make sure you have someone looking out for you and that you are doing the same for another person. If everyone did this, many parties would be a lot safer. When bringing a friend to a party, if you want to drink only have one of you drink. Make sure one person is sober at all times. Often when people drink too much they don’t make the best choices, have someone there by your side.

Never set down your drink – You want to make sure you always have your drink in your hand. There have been many cases in the past for people putting drugs in others drinks. You never know what someone else’s intetions are so be sure you look out for yourself. Often when people put drugs/pills other people’s drinks their plan is for the other person to fall asleep. When the person falls asleep they can take your belongings, including money and everything you have or even rape you. Be sure to never ever set down your drink.

Going to college is supposed to be a very fun time in a students life. Make the most of your college years by putting school first, studying hard and being safe at college parties. Follow these tips ahead and spread the word to everybody you know.

Source by Tom Tessin

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