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Have a Safer Halloween Weekend:
VITALS: Alcohol Emergency Signs
If you see a fellow Blue Hen experiencing even ONE of these symptoms, get help immediately! You must find an RA or call 911 to qualify for Amnesty Don’t forget, according to UD Policy, after you call for help you “must remain with and monitor the student’s condition until assistance arrives, and cooperate fully during the medical and investigative process.”
- Irregular Pulse
- Trouble Breathing
- Abnormal Skin
- Loss of consciousness
Be a Blue Hen Friend: Harm Reduction Strategies
Use these sweet tips to be a Blue Hen Friend and reduce harm associated with high-risking drinking that you or your peers may experience.
- When you’re going out:
- Travel with a group of friends, keep track of your friends and don’t leave anyone behind.
- Come up with a secret code with your friends that signals if one of you needs help.
- Know where you are going and have a plan to get home safely.
- Store emergency numbers in your phone, and use the LiveSafe app to use the Safe Walk feature or to report suspicious activity, people fighting or other emergencies.
- Many UD students do not drink, but if you choose to drink:
- Know your drinking limits and stop drinking when you need to
- Remember to pace yourself. Reasonable drinking looks like 4 drinks or fewer for men and 3 drinks or fewer for women in one night. Note: these numbers can be impacted by factors such as: body composition, medical conditions and stress.
- Eat filling foods that have fats and protein and stay hydrated by alternating with non-alcoholic drinks to avoid consuming too much alcohol.
- Avoid drinks from large, open containers, as well as mixing alcohol with other substance use.
- Anytime and Always:
- Respect everyone. Remember, not everyone drinks, and a sexy outfit is not an invitation for sex.
- Set clear boundaries, and respect the boundaries of others.
- If you witness a creepy situation or someone being aggressive, create a distraction to separate the people involved, ask someone else to step in or call for help.
- Recognize the signs of an alcohol emergency (VITALS) and call 911 for help if you or a friend is experiencing even ONE sign. Remember, Amnesty is available.