Abstain from drinking if you are under 21 years of age and always consider your limits before you begin drinking. Eat a full meal before beginning to drink and sip drinks slowly, rather than tossing them back or binging.
Drink no more than 2 alcoholic beverages a day (men). Drink no more than 1 alcoholic beverage a day (women). Space drinks over a span of time to slow the rate of intoxication. Drink non-alcoholic drinks between alcoholic drinks.
Drink diluted drinks such as: beer, wine or mixed drinks versus shots and avoid spiked drinks. Abstain from drinking alcohol when taking medication or other drugs.
Do not lose sight of your drink throughout the evening and drink for taste not for the sole purpose of getting drunk.
Be familiar with the laws regarding possession of alcoholic beverages and drugs (drinking laws at traveled destinations may differ from U.S. State laws).
Do not get involved in illegal drugs while visiting countries outside the U.S. (violations of certain drug laws may have severe penalties, including incarceration or death penalties).
DO NOT DRIVE AFTER DRINKING. Choose a designated driver or public transportation.
Drinking to intoxication makes it easier for a person to become either the victim or the perpetrator of a sexual assault or other crimes. Do not accept open drinks from strangers.
Binge drinking behaviors can result in: drunk driving, public intoxication and destruction of property. Avoid binge drinking.
Students with higher alcohol consumption are more likely to become victims of sexual assaults.
Acquaintance rape and robbery top the list of crimes committed against college students