Heaps of people love to party. If you’re thinking of having a party, attending a party, or having a night out, there are a few things you should consider. There are tips that you can keep in mind to party safely, including facts about drugs and emergency contacts.
Life would be pretty boring without the occasional party or night out. But partying can mean different things to different people, and you should always try to stay safe when you’re partying or planning on having a big night out.
Dangers you could run into when partying include:
You can party safely by:
If you’re having a party at your place, try to have some plans to deal with unexpected stuff. Know what you will do if someone drinks too much or if gate crashers turn up. It’s a good idea to have a couple of house rules to keep people safe (as well as making sure your place doesn’t get trashed).Make sure you know the laws in your state or territory relating to giving alcohol to people under the age of 18. In a number of states, such as Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Tasmania, it is an offence for a person to supply alcohol to someone who is aged under 18 years on private property without parental consent.
You should also let your neighbours know you’re having a party, and be ready to deal with their concerns and keep them happy. This is particularly important when it comes to keeping the party noise down to a minimum. A quick way to annoy your neighbours is playing loud music at 3am.
People at parties or on nights out sometimes take drugs. find out more about drugs to learn about some of the common effects of the different kinds of drugs. If you’re having a party and you don’t want guests to consume drugs (particularly if it’s a big one with people that aren’t your close friends), it’s worthwhile saying that up front on the invite.
If you choose to take drugs at a party or on a night out, try to let someone know what you’re taking. This way a friend can help you if something goes wrong.
If something goes wrong it’s important to keep in mind the contacts that you may need. If there is an emergency where someone is injured, someone gets really unwell, or if you feel that the party or your night out is getting out of control, don’t hesitate to call Emergency Services.
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