Tips

Remember that sexual assault is NEVER a victim’s fault. Nonetheless, there are some precautions you can take to limit the chances of being targeted as a victim:

Go out with a friend
  • Watch out for each other.
  • Stay together at all times.
  • Don’t let your friend go home alone or with a stranger.
Know your limits and protect yourself
  • Don’t go out on an empty stomach—eat something if you know you’ll be drinking.
  • Drink responsibly—don’t abuse drugs or alcohol.
  • Keep your glass covered with a coaster when you’re not drinking from it.
  • Don’t mix different types of alcohol or drugs.
  • Don’t accept drinks from anyone you don’t know or trust. 
  • Don’t drink from a bottle you didn’t open yourself or watch a bar staff open.
  • Don’t drink from a glass you’ve left unattended or if your beverage looks strange or smells or tastes “off”—best to get a new drink.
  • Don’t mix alcohol with any prescription or over-the-counter drugs.

Tools and resources

Please note that the feminine is used throughout this website, but it does not exclude any person who has been a victim of sexual violence.

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