“Key” Strate­gies For A Safe New Year’s Cel­e­bra­tion:

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• Plan an al­co­hol-free cel­e­bra­tion – Host a fon­due or “make your own” ice cream sun­dae party as a fresh al­ter­na­tive. Add some fun party games to keep guests en­ter­tained without drink­ing!

• Check your keys with the host – This is an ef­fec­tive strategy for giv­ing the host some con­trolover ine­bri­ated guests.

• Keep the num­ber of a taxi com­pany handy –A good tip for both party guests and hosts alike.

• Of­fer to drive a guest home – Start the New Year off right by per­form­ing a good deedand help keep drunk driv­ers off the road.

• Ap­point a des­ig­nated driver – Use the buddy sys­tem and you can re­turn the fa­vor next time.

• Pro­vide lots of snacks to party guests –Drink­ing on an empty-stom­ach rapid­ly­in­creases al­co­hol’s de­bil­i­tat­ing ef­fects.

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