Path of Strength

 

Party Without Regrets

  • Go out in groups and make a plan about getting home.
  • Decide the number of drinks you will have prior to drinking and stick to it. Count the number of drinks and spread them out over the evening.
  • Space drinks to one or less per hour.
  • Alternate alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and drink plenty of water.
  • Agree before you go out who will be the sober driver.
  • Watch your friends--if you came together and want to leave make sure they have a plan to get home safely.
  • Avoid drinking games.
  • Always eat before and during alcohol consumption.
  • Pour your own drinks; don't share with others or set yours down.
  • Just because someone is in your class doesn't mean you know them as well as you think you may think about the situation and make clear decisions.
  • Have a designated driver.
  • Never drink and drive.
  • Never ride with someone who has been drinking or using drugs.
  • Say "no thanks," if you don't want to continue drinking, or just hold a cup with a non-alcoholic beverage.
  • Participate in activities like dancing, talking, and eating to take the focus off alcohol
  • Use the “buddy system” plan and make the rules before you go out not to leave each other.
  • Watch your friends, and if you came together and have to leave make sure they have a plan to get home safely.
  • Encourage designated drivers, and ensure alternative transport is available for intoxicated people.
  • Have details for buses and taxis readily available; here are the local cab companies:

Amey's Taxi: 613-546-1111

Modern Taxi: 613-546-2222