You work hard throughout the week, so by the time it’s Friday and Saturday, you’re ready to party. In addition to letting loose and having fun, you need to stay secure from the dangers that might be out at the bar or party alongside you! Here’s a short drunk safety guide.
5 Tips On Staying Safe While Out Drinking:
1. If someone asks for your number, take THEIR number instead… and do an easy reverse cell phone number lookup before you text them.
S/he may be attractive, and you may have hit it off. However, your safety is important. Rather than giving that stranger your number, ask for theirs instead. This way, you can run their number through a site like Kiwi Searches to see if they have a clean past before you call or text them.
2. Keep an eye on your drink at all times.
Unattended drinks are open invitations for substance abuse from predators. It’s important for both women AND men to bring drinks along with them wherever they go within a bar, club, or restaurant — even when you have to go to the restroom!
3. Similarly, don’t let just anybody buy you a drink… and if you do, watch the bartender make and hand it to you.
…for the same reason listed under #2. You never know who’s you’re hanging out with when you’re in public. Even the hottest person at the bar who wants to buy you a drink may have bad intentions. Always watch your drinks get made and you’ll be one step closer to dodging a spiked drink.
4. Do a background check on your Uber/Lyft driver before hopping in the car with them.
If you’re using a ride-sharing app such as Uber or Lyft to safely get you to your next destination, you have to take the necessary precautions. Because you get the license plate number, name, and phone number of your driver, use this as an opportunity to perform a quick, easy, low-cost online background check!
5. Don’t leave with strangers you just met!
Unless you know the person you just met through a friend or acquaintance, avoid going home with that person from the bar. Once again, plain and simple: It’s better to be safe than sorry.
Stay safe while out drinking by following these 5 simple tips!
What other tips can you add to our drunk safety guide? Let us know below!