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Preventative Measures You Can Take 

Set limits for yourself. When you go out for the night, decide whether or not you are going to drink and how much you want to drink. When you reach your set limit, stop drinking.

Use the buddy system. Go with a group of friends who agree to account for each other.

Don’t count on your friends to take care of you. You are ultimately responsible for yourself.

Have a backup plan. Anticipate what could happen throughout the night and how you will handle these things. Keep enough money in your pocket for a phone call and a cab ride—just in case.

If someone is doing something that you don’t want him/her to do, communicate your feelings to him/her. Do not hesitate to say “no” a number of times. Be straightforward with your feelings. Yell for help and fight back if the person is becoming violent with you.