Kevin Shollenberger, vice provost for student affairs, recently sent a list of safety tips to graduating seniors to keep in mind during senior week.
Do yourself a favor and party smart.
Know the risks. Alcohol and drugs interfere with decision making. Additionally, non-opioids—including marijuana and cocaine—could be laced with highly potent opioid drugs that can directly affect the respiratory center of the brain and can cause people to stop breathing.
Keep an eye on your drink at all times and do not drink from open beverage sources like punch bowls, pitchers or tubs.
Come with your friends. Leave with your friends.
Be an active bystander.
Call for help. If someone is having trouble breathing, is not responsive, or otherwise appears to need medical attention, call 911 or, on the Homewood campus, Campus Safety and Security (410-516-7777) immediately.
For more information, visit https://www.ncadd.org/get-help/get-immediate-help