The Better Health Channel has excellent advice on ensuring you party safely:

  • Don’t let others top up your drinks, and go for low alcohol options wherever possible. Switch your drinks for soft drink or water once you’ve reached your limit, so you’re not tempted to keep buying alcohol drinks. Avoid ‘shouts’ or drinking games. You are more likely to make silly or even dangerous decisions when you have had too much to drink.

  • To avoid drink spiking, buy your own drinks and watch the bartender make or open them. Don’t take your eyes off your drink. Keep it with you, or get a new one if you have to leave it unattended. Don’t accept drinks from other people unless you accept it from the bartender yourself.

  • Never mix drugs with alcohol or other drugs.

  • Don’t get into a car with a driver who has been drinking.

  • Don’t let peer pressure sway you into doing anything you don’t want to do. It’s okay to say no.

  • Leave for somewhere safe if you feel unsafe at a venue or party.

  • Don’t take risks you may regret, such as diving into water if you don’t know how deep it is or fooling around near swimming pools.

Of course, you should always follow appropriate social distancing measures as ordered by your region's health department.

Check on Me

Sonder's 'Check on Me' feature is here to keep you safe when you're out. Simply set a time when you expect you'll be winding down from your night out, and we'll send you a message to ask if you're okay. If you don't respond to your message, we'll call you to make sure you're safe - and if we still don't hear from you, we'll send someone to your location to check you're okay.

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Information sourced from: Better Health

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All content is created and published for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice. Always seek the guidance of a qualified health professional.

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