A&M-SA Police Department

Spring Break Safety: Let's Talk About Alcohol...

  • Party smart. Be responsible
  • Decide before you go out what your limits should be. When you are sober and making clear-headed decisions is the best time to consider what you feel your personal boundaries should be.  Do I want to drink tonight?   If so, how much? Do I want to sex tonight? 
  • Eat before drinking. An empty stomach can cause alcohol to affect you much quicker.
  • Pace yourself if you choose to drink.
  • Avoid binge drinking.
  • Alcohol poisoning…. Excessive drinking is dangerous. Know the signs and call 911.
  • Mental confusion, stupor, coma, or person cannot be roused
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Slow breathing (fewer than eight breaths per minute)
  • Irregular breathing (10 seconds or more between breaths)
  • Hypothermia (low body temperature), bluish skin color, paleness


What Can Happen to Someone with an Alcohol Overdose That Goes Untreated?

  • Victim chokes on his or her own vomit.
  • Breathing slows, becomes irregular, or stops.
  • Heart beats irregularly or stops.
  • Hypothermia (low body temperature).
  • Hypoglycemia (too little blood sugar) leads to seizures.
  • Untreated severe dehydration from vomiting can cause seizures, permanent brain damage, or death.
  • Always keep an eye on your drink. Date rape drugs can be dropped into any drink, including non-alcoholic drinks.  It is important to remember alcohol itself is the most common date rape drug.  No survivor is to blame for their assault, but the links between alcohol and victimization are staggering and cannot be ignored.
  • If you or one of your friends sees or feels sings of predatory drugs: extreme wooziness, difficulty standing, confusion, or slurred speech, get to a safe place immediately and/or go to a hospital.
  • Drinking and Driving. Plan ahead and have a safe mode of travel home.
  • Party safe. Go out with your friends and go home with your friends.


Don’t forget the 911 Lifeline Law

  • A person under 21 won't be charged with possessing or consuming alcohol if the person calls 911 because someone might have alcohol poisoning.
  • This only applies to the first person to call
  • Only if the caller remains on the scene until medical assistance arrives and cooperates with EMS and Police.


Look Out for Your Jaguar Family and Friends.
 Have a safe and fun Spring Break!