It’s important that you and your friends look out for one another. Many friendships you make at Ball State could last a lifetime. Keep these tips in mind to help your friends stay safe.

Know the signs of alcohol poisoning. Call 911 if one of your friends:

  • won’t wake up
  • has labored breathing
  • has clammy skin
  • is not responding when pinched, poked, or prodded

If a friend has had too much to drink, help him or her get home safely. Don’t let your friend leave a party alone.

If a friend is a victim of a crime or is in danger, call 911. Report the crime, even if it may mean that the police will know you and your friends have been drinking. Your safety and the safety of others may depend on it.

If you think a friend may have a problem with alcohol or drugs, encourage him or her to get help. Contact the Counseling Center at 765-285-1736.