How to Stay Safe on Nights Out
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It's the last few weeks before everyone disappears home for the summer holidays. You're going to want to make the most of it, and that can only mean one thing - partying. Follow these seven tips to make sure you end it with yourself, your possessions and your friends intact. 1. Pace yourself Sounds obvious, but you really, really don’t want to be that guy or that girl. You know, the one necks a whole bottle of vodka then pulls a disappearing act an hour into the night. Or the one who falls asleep in a club toilet, using the loo for a pillow. Or the one who spews up in the taxi, resulting in everyone getting kicked out onto the side of the motorway. Just take it easy. 2. Watch your drink Watch it being poured, keep it in your hand and get friends to keep an eye on it. You have no idea what could be slipped in there, and it’s probably not going to be an extra shot of your favourite tipple. Just don’t let it out of your sight, m’kay? 3. Stick together Use the lyrics of The Velvet Underground as your mantra when out with a friend who’s somewhat overindulged; “I’m stickin with you, cause I’m made out of glue”. Don’t let your pal out of your sight, especially not in the company of strangers. Get them some water, some air and a cab home. If things get really bad, put them into the recovery position and phone for a paramedic. They’ll thank you for it.
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