THink of the worst and be prepared, but hope for the best
Safety planning is about brainstorming ways to stay safe that may also help reduce the risk of future harm.
Some Ideas to consider
Plan ahead if you go out
Think of who you can call for help in case you feel stuck or stranded.
Think of how you will get places and how you will get back.
If you have a ride back, coordinate to make sure what time you plan to leave and where you will meet.
Use a watch
If you are going to a place that you are unfamiliar with, bring your own food, water and snacks.
Keep an energy bar in your pocket in case you get hungry
Get to know people before you go to their house.
If you decide to drink, remember what binge drinking is: more than three-four drinks
Drink water between alcoholic beverages, preferably water that you bring, or water from the faucet that you get yourself, if you are given a water bottle make sure the seal is not broken.
Consider non-alcoholic drinks.
Don't accept open drinks from people.
Count your own drinks, even if you have to use a sharpie to mark your hand and keep a tally, when people offer you drinks it is easy to lose track.
Bring your own ibuprofen or acetaminophen in case you have a headache.
Single use packets are convenient and you can bring a extra for a friend.
Don't take drugs from strangers, if you decide to buy a drug, you don't know what it really is, it could be laced with meth or fentanyl.
It's ok to say no, even to the cool guy that is the life of the party.
If someone reaches over your drink, it's ok to abandon the drink, especially if someone distracted you while someone else reached over your drink, it is common for people that are acquaintances (not quite friends) to do this, unfortunately.
If you see someone have a bad reaction, don't assume they are just drunk, this is not normal, call 911.
If a friend is slurring, unable to walk, or looks lost, take them to the emergency room, get out of the situation, then go home.
Do not leave them alone.
Remember some self-DEFENSE Moves that you will hopefully never use, good to know for people of any gender
If anyone harms you it is never your fault, only the attacker is at fault
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