ALCOHOL

DRINKING RESPONSIBILY
  • Pace yourself.

  • Try to avoid getting too intoxicated in unfamiliar situations. You can lose control, make risky decisions and become less aware of danger.

  • Alcohol and other drugs can impair your judgement. Don’t feel pressured into doing anything you aren’t comfortable with.

  • If you are having a bad time or struggling but don’t feel you need medical attention, visit the Welfare Team.

  • If you need medical attention, visit the Medical Tent or ask the nearest member of staff to help you.

  • If someone becomes unconscious or unresponsive, put them in the recovery position (on their side) and seek immediate medical attention by alerting the nearest member of security.

  • Alternate alcoholic drinks with soft drinks.

  • If you are drinking from early in the day, try to stick to drinks with a lower ABV, for example, lager rather than spirits.

  • Alcohol is the most common substance used to spike drinks. Never leave drinks unattended and don’t accept a drink from someone you don’t know.

  • Mixing alcohol with drugs has been a common factor in some recent drug-related deaths connected with festivals.