Alcohol and Other Drugs

Tips to drink safely

  • Alternate non-alcoholic with alcoholic beverages.
  • Avoid drinking games.
  • Choose not to drink alcohol.
  • Determine in advance a set number of drinks.
  • Eat before and/or during drinking.
  • Have a friend let you know when you have had enough.
  • Keep track of how many drinks you are consuming.
  • Pace drinks to one or fewer an hour.
  • Stay with the same group of friends the entire time you drink.
  • Stick with only one kind of alcohol when you drink.
  • Use a designated driver.

Signs of an alcohol overdose--MUST HELP

  • Mental confusion
  • Unresponsive
  • Snoring/Gasping for Air
  • Throwing Up
  • Hypothermia
  • Erratic Breathing
  • Loss of Consciousness
  • Paleness/ Blueness of skin
  • Source: Aware Awake Alive

How to help someone suffering from an alcohol overdose

  • Call 911 or University Police at 559.278.8400 OR
  • For anonymous reporting, go to TipNow 
  • Stay with the person
  • Roll person over on one side
  • Monitor breathing and heart rate
  • Perform CPR if necessary

Resources for Other Drugs