For some students, going out with friends and having a good time may involve alcohol and most UT students drink in moderation. The tips on this page can help reduce the potential for harm while drinking.
Taking some risks is expected and a normal part of the college experience. Setting a few guidelines can help prevent problems that could have lasting impacts on your life and those of your friends. The goal is to reduce the likelihood of harm to yourself or others by:
UT students use a variety of simple techniques to reduce potential harm associated with drinking. Research shows that the more techniques used, the less likely a person will experience negative consequences (i.e., hangovers, regret, memory loss, etc.). For example, do three or more of the following:
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