BE PARTY SMART
There is much to celebrate — the big game, getting through finals, nailing the job interview. Sometimes alcohol and other substances are included in the celebration.
It's OK to safely, responsibly and legally indulge, but know your limits. Over-indulging can affect your judgement, leading you to actions that could have negative consequences for yourself and others, including fights, car accidents and alcohol poisoning.
What Being Party Smart Feels Like
- Clear memories of what you did and with whom
- Comfort knowing that you and your friends are safe
How You Can Be Party Smart
- Have a plan before you go out. Know yourself. Set your limit and stick to it.
- Stay connected with people you trust. Leave no friends behind!
- If you drink, don’t drive. Always ride with a sober driver.
- It’s OK to stay sober. Many Highlanders do not use alcohol and/or drugs.
- Don’t mix substances, including prescription drugs.
- Visit the Self-Care page for more resources.
- Find out how you’re doing with a quick online assessment. e-CHUG reveals your alcohol tolerance and risk factors, and e-TOKE assesses how marijuana use could be affecting your health and well-being.
- Become a Golden ARCHES Peer Educator. Share information related to alcohol/drugs, safe partying, sexual health, nutrition and fitness.
- Seek addiction and recovery resources/support via Healing Highlanders and recovery resources.
- Be a Highlander. Not a bystander. Find out how to intervene when you see friends in trouble. Request a Step Up Training from The WELL.
- Promote suicide prevention and awareness of drug/substance and alcohol abuse with Let's Talk training.
- Discover Alcohol, Tobacco, or Other Drugs (ATOD) resources at The WELL.
- Connect with The WELL for information on marijuana use and dependence.
- If you’re struggling with alcohol or drug use, schedule an appointment with a physician at Student Health Services (SHS), or a counselor at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).
- Stop by Student Health Services (SHS) to get resources and support to help you quit smoking. You’re not alone!