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California State University, Long Beach
Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs Program
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Tips for Alcohol Safety

  1. Designate a sober driver.
  2. Don’t drink on an empty stomach. Eat foods high in protein and fat, such as cheese or nuts.
  3. Set a limit and stick to it!
  4. Avoid beer bongs, chugging, and drinking games.
  5. Know when you’ve had enough.
  6. Alternate alcoholic beverages with water, and be sure to drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated.
  7. Never drink when you’re hungry, angry, lonely, or tired.
  8. Pace yourself. Drink slower and eat in between alcohol drinks. It takes the body 60-90 minutes to fully feel
    the effects of alcohol on a full stomach.
  9. Know the symptoms of alcohol poisoning.
  10. Never leave your drinks unattended or accept an open beverage from anyone.