Six Alcohol Safety Tips for Women

Six Alcohol Safety Tips for Women

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It’s fall and for many college students that means new roommates, classes, football season, all-nighters, hanging out with friends, and parties. And while it might seem harmless, fun and even expected, excessive alcohol use poses many safety risks, especially for women.

We know you’re excited to see you friends, blow off steam and have a good time. But we also know that going out without a plan can turn what was meant to be a fun evening into a nightmare. At Collage we care about you and want to provide you with helpful information about alcohol consumption and the risks it poses to your sexual health

Did you realize that…

At least 50% of college student sexual assaults are associated with alcohol use? *

43% of the sexual victimization incidents involve alcohol consumption by victims and 69% involve alcohol consumption by the perpetrators?*

Or that…

90% of acquaintance rapes involve alcohol?*

We aren’t trying to scare you, but we do want you to be aware of the dangers you may face around alcohol, whether you are drinking or not. So here are six safety tips that can help keep you out of risky situations that involve alcohol and sex.

Six Alcohol Safety Tips for Women

  1. Avoid excessive alcohol. The last thing we want is for you to become one of those stats we just shared.
  2. When you go out with friends talk about looking out for each other. Have a code word you use with your girlfriends that tips them off if you feel like you are in an unsafe situation. If anyone says or texts the code word, make every effort to help get them out of the situation.
  3. If you do choose to drink alcohol keep it with you at all times. Never allow someone to refill your glass for you or take it out of your hand. It is all too easy to have something slipped into your drink that can make you unaware of your surroundings.
  4. Stay with a group at all times. Avoid isolation and stay alert and in well lit areas. Avoid putting yourself in situations you can’t be heard or seen.
  5. Trust your instincts. If you are on a date or just meeting someone and they are making you feel uncomfortable or coming on too strong get away fast.
  6. Make sure friends who are not going with you know where you will be and when you plan on coming back.

If you need help

If you do find yourself in a situation where you have been sexually assaulted contact Campus Police or the Kearney Police right away. Also, the Family Advocacy Network is a great resource if you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault. If you think you may be pregnant or you want someone to talk to please contact us. We want to be there for you.

At Collage, we want you to have a great school year. Please let us know if this post has been helpful for you in the comments.



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