General Tips for Preventing Violence

As a Friend

  • Be a friend.  Designate a sober friend to keep an eye on alcohol intake and if you are acting in any way that could lead to you perpetrating violence.
  • Don’t spike drinks—even if the intention isn’t to sexually assault someone things can go very wrong.
  • Watch out for friends that seem overly drunk for the amount they’ve had.
  • Use the buddy system and listen to that buddy’s advice especially if you are under the influence.  If you are the sober person, speak up if you see a situation that could lead to an act of sexual violence whether your friend is the potential perpetrator or the potential victim.
  • Phone a cab.

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