Activity 2: Case scenarios (what to do to before, during, after to stay safe)

Case scenarios (what to do to before, during, after to stay safe)

Drinking alcohol could put you in risky situations, the following session can help your practice how to prepare yourself for different situations before, during and after the situation. 

Case 1: 

You’re at a house party and a friend invites you to play a drinking game. You feel uncomfortable but feel pressured to drink.

Before :

  • Surround yourself with people who will look out for you
  • Have a plan to leave
  • Try not to be alone with someone if you aren’t ready
  • Make sure you’re on the same page about consent and boundaries

During :

  • If something makes you nervous, be firm about how it makes you feel
  • Call out to a friend, pretend to take a phone call – do something to cool down the situation
  • Start an ongoing conversation about consent and boundaries, and what that means for you 
  • If you see your friend being pressured, step in and say something.

After: 

  • If you want to talk to someone about what happened and how it made you feel, seek support from someone you can trust
  • Start an ongoing conversation about consent and boundaries, and what that means for you 

 

Case 2: 

You attended a beach party at night where your friends were drinking heavily. Soon, they kept shouting and could not walk straight, but they wanted to swim since they were hot and wanted to jump into the water.

Before:

  • Surround yourself with reliable people who will look out for you
  • Have a  plan to leave just in case
  • If you are curious on what you should not do after drinking, find out more information on the risks and effects beforehand

During : 

  • If something makes you nervous, try to say no.
  • If you see your friend being pressured, step in and say something.
  • If you see your friend isn’t doing so well, get help immediately, especially if illegal substances are involved
  • Avoid dangerous behavior, like swimming  after drinking. If possible, persuade your friends not to do so 

After: 

  • If you want to talk to someone about what happened and how it made you feel, seek support from someone you can trust
  • Start an ongoing conversation about consent and boundaries, and what that means for you 

 

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