College students and alcohol: tips for staying safe on spring break

Spring Break Partying &#169 Panama City Beach CVB

Spring Break Partying © Panama City Beach CVB


Florida Vacation Guide to staying safe on spring break

Don’t you worry. We’re not going to tell you not to drink on spring break. That’s not really our place. Besides – everyone knows that spring break and alcohol kind of go hand in hand. That’s why we want to help you be responsible about the whole thing so you don’t end up with alcohol poisoning, a broken arm or an unwanted pregnancy.

Know your limits

This is really the only tip we should have to give you about holding your alcohol because if you can manage this one, you don’t really have to worry about anything. Know your limits. Before you go out, decide how much you’ll drink and only bring enough money to cover that many drinks.

Travel in packs

You know how when you see a class of preschoolers walking to the park and they’re all tethered to a big blue leash, holding hands with a buddy? That’s how you and your friends should travel when you’re on spring break in Florida. Maybe not with the rope (depending on how your friends act when they’re drinking), but the hand holding isn’t an entirely bad idea.

It’s sort of an unwritten rule that you have a responsibility to keep track of your friends and that they’ll have your back if you need them to.

In case you get separated from your friends after you’ve been drinking

  • Stop drinking
  • Get a taxi straight back to your hotel
  • Have your hotel identification with you at all times
  • Don’t walk anywhere alone
  • Don’t climb on balconies
  • Don’t go swimming
  • Use a condom

Tell us…

What’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever done while under the influence? (Keep it PG, please!)