Tips for a Safer Prom
Mar 12, 2010
Prom night can be a lot of fun – if you make good choices. Now we all know that prom night can be a night where drinking can happen, but if you want to enjoy your prom and stay safe, be sure that you resist the drugs and alcohol and follow some of these tips for a safer prom:
1.) Be prepared to deal with pressures that come along with prom night. There will be people who will decide to try something dangerous or illegal and may try to encourage you to do the same. Don’t say “yes” to something that you’ll regret or something that will get you in trouble. Be smart. Say “no” and walk away.
2.) Prom night is sure to be memorable if you plan something fun and exciting – without drugs or alcohol. Go for coffee afterwards, grab some food after the big event, or even go bowling! There are plenty of things that you can do after prom that don’t involve anything dangerous. Make a prom plan before the night and stick to it. It’s the best thing you can do!
3.) Be a leader when it comes to resisting peer pressure. If you are at a post-prom party, choose to stay sober and have fun. If others see you having fun without drugs or alcohol, they’ll take notice and follow your lead.
4.) Stay with your friends all night and make sure that you’re all taking care of each other. If you’re at a party, watch your drinks so no one can slip anything into them. Also, make sure you’re all in control so that you can get to and from safely.
5.) Never drink and drive or ride with someone who has been drinking. It’s NEVER worth the risk! Call someone you trust for a ride home, or even call your parents. Don’t worry about them getting mad – they’ll be thankful that you just get home ok!