As October rolls in quickly (yeah, we know), so does your excitement for Halloween festivities! 🎃
While it’s important to have a ghoulishly good time, it’s also crucial to prioritize safety, especially when it comes to consuming alcohol.
If you and your friends plan to drink, here are some spooktacular #DrinkSmartTIPS to help you all stay safe while pursuing the Halloween spirit.
1. PLAN YOUR SPOOKY NIGHT BEFORE IT BEGINS. 👻
Before the Halloween fun kicks off, make sure you have a plan in place to get back to your crypt safely. Arrange for a designated driver, use a rideshare service, or familiarize yourself you’re your local public transportation routes.
If you reside in on-campus housing, check if your wellness team offers a walking buddy service for added security.
2. KNOW YOUR POTION. 👀
Before heading out to any Halloween parties, ask yourself:
“How do I feel today?”
“Do I feel like drinking?”
“If yes, how many drinks will I have tonight? What is my drinking cap?”
“If no, what are my alcohol-free options?”
Knowing your limit and sticking to it is totally cool! Remember, good friends will respect your boundaries.
Also, it may be a good idea to pour your own drink when possible. By doing that, you know exactly what’s in your potion and keep track of what you’re consuming.
3. EASY, HUMAN! LET’S TAKE IT SLOW. 🎃
#DYK Your body needs approximately 60 minutes (or even more) to process ONE standard drink!
Pace yourself and be mindful of the signs that you may have had one too many.
4. FRIGHTENINGLY FABULOUS MOCKTAILS. 🍹
Not everyone needs alcohol to have a blast! Experiment with spooky mocktail recipes that are just as fun and flavorful. Make it a competition to see which one of you can make the best tasting Halloween mocktail!
5. DON’T FORGET THE SNACKS 🍌🍝🥑🥩
A full stomach can slow down the absorption of alcohol (though it CAN’T sober you up), making it easier to moderate your consumption.
If you’re hosting a Halloween party, serve up some devilishly delicious snacks at your Halloween party to keep everyone satisfied and safe. Just a guest? Bring some snacks or order some ZA! High in protein and healthy fatty foods are recommended.
6. SUMMON PROFESSIONAL HELP 👍
If you or a friend are feeling unwell or have consumed too much alcohol, don’t hesitate to seek help. Reach out to a trusted adult, campus security, or call for medical assistance if needed. Your safety always comes first.
DrinkSmart is celebrating this Halloween with ONE (1) $1,000 cash prize.
- Head over to drinksmart.ca/quiz, plan your Halloween adventure, grab some tips, and secure your chance to win!