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Alcohol / Drugs - Safe Partying

Safety Tips for Safe Partying


Safety Tips for Safe Partying

  • Party Safe

    Party tips and advice for staying safe at parties and having a safe party. Whether you're a guest or a host, or a concerned parent or teenager; you can have a great time at a party while staying safe and secure.



    This website provides you with information on how to have fun while staying safe. You'll find information about hosting a party, how to handle security at a party, and how to avoid gate crashers.



Alcohol Poisoning

Symptoms

  • passing out

  • cold, pale, bluish skin

  • vomiting

  • slow or irregular breathing

What to do if someone has these symptoms...

  • Get help (911, call an ambulance or find an adult)

  • Recovery Position

  • Stay with person

"The BACCHUS Manoeuvre" Recovery Position

Follow these steps to perform 
"The BACCHUS Manoeuvre" Recovery Position: 

  1. Raise the person's closest arm above his/her head. Prepare to roll him/her towards you.

BACCHUS Manoeuvre 1

  1. Gently roll as a unit. Guard his/her head as you roll him/her.

BACCHUS Manoeuvre 2

  1. Tilt head to maintain airway. Tuck nearest hand under cheek to help  maintain head tilt.

BACCHUS Manoeuvre 3

... Check him/her often.



Having a Party

Remember, you are responsible for the safety and behaviour of your guests.

Here are some tips that can lower the risk of alcohol related injuries or deaths for yourself and your guests…

  • Detailed information on host responsibility

  • Plan ahead

  • Choose activities wisely

  • Provide non-alcoholic beverages and serve food

  • Have guests take a cab, stay over night, or have a designated driver

  • Stop serving alcohol a few hours before the end of the party.

  • Stay sober and act as bartender

  • Be sure everyone is of legal drinking age



Staying Safe at a Party?

  • Keep your drink with you at all times

  • Don’t let others drink out of your drink no matter what

  • Stay with a group of people you know and trust.

  • Don’t drink from open containers (e.g. punch bowls)

  • Don’t take any pills (e.g. aspirin, breath, mints, gum)

  • Drink only from tamper proof containers that you open yourself.

  • If you feel “weird”, develop a headache or feel very tired get help right away.

  • Have a cell phone with you and know the emergency numbers to call for help.

  • Let someone know where you are going.



Staying Safe at a Bush/Field Party

  • Safety precautions for a rave still apply, along with the following:

  • Know where the party is going to be held.

  • Take a flashlight and whistle.

  • Don’t go off on your own.

  • Watch out for wildlife (e.g. foxes, skunks)

  • Practice fire safety.



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