Summer Party Safety

By: Tanya Feigley and Hannah Stewart

Remember all of these tips are for Guys AND Girls.

You don’t have to use alcohol or other drugs to have fun. Its actually more fun to not use, because you can remember what happened.

Know where you’re going and how to get back home from there.

Stay together with friends and look out after each other. There is safety in numbers.

Trust your own judgment. Don’t do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable. Your friends won’t look down on you for saying “no” and if they do, they are not worth your time. Respect & protect yourself!

Remember to use sun screen it’s essential for skin cancer prevention and nobody wants lobster tan lines.

Stay cool in the sun. On a hot summer day you run the risk of dehydration or heat stroke.  Remember to drink plenty of water.

Don’t leave beverages unattended & don’t accept a drink from someone you don’t know. Don’t take your eyes off your drink and don’t let someone make you a drink.

When the evening gets cool & the party has a bonfire never use flammable liquids to help start a bonfire. The singed eyebrow look is not flattering on anybody.

Never drive or ride with anyone who has been under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you’re under 21, WV has a zero tolerance policy. It can take as little as one drink to be sited for DUI resulting in fines, revoked license, & possible jail time.  You don’t want to spend the summer walking.

Don’t go off with someone you just met. Stay at the party, if they’re interested in you, get their phone number.  If there is pressure for it to go further they don’t respect you. Remember this goes for GUYS and GIRLS!

Remember the best way to stay safe is trust your gut and don’t do anything you wouldn’t feel comfortable having to explain to your parents/guardians.

Have a safe summer Morgan County!!