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Nightclub Safety Tips
Guest Post By: Christine Mauris
For me, the weekdays bring along with them a workload of stress. So, by the weekend, I am left exhausted and feeling rather stressed out. And, in the next 48 hours, I would be starting another cycle of weekday stress. It’s a never-ending cycle, and it’s very tiring.
Sooner or later, I know I had to figure out a way to relieve the stress of the weekdays before the next week came around. I found that the perfect remedy to weekday stress was going out to party at clubs.
If you are anything like me, you probably know how fun club parties are. For sure, they are a great way of taking a breather from all the weekday stress. Even so, they also have their downsides.
Clubbing is all about having fun, but then, you should know that darker vibes become a little more conspicuous at night. So, here are a few tips on staying safe when you are clubbing
Go Out in Numbers
Irrespective of where you are at night, here’s the golden rule: go in groups or at least, go in pairs. The same applies to when you go out to nightclubs.
Be sure never to go clubbing with a stranger. Instead, go with friends that you can trust. Also, before heading home, your group should choose a meeting point. Your meeting point could be the bathroom entrance, the bar, the exit door, or any other easily accessible location in the venue.
Another significant advantage of going out in numbers is that, no matter what happens, you will have someone who is watching your back. So, even if you do drink too much and you find yourself in need of a hangover cure, your friends will be there to help you get home safely.
Keep Your Eyes on Your Drinks
You never can tell what’s in mind of the person sitting next to you at the bar. Date rape drugs, such as GHB, are quite common in clubs. Date rape drugs can make you feel very unwell, make you lose control, and they can induce unconsciousness.
The problem is that, when drugs like GHB get dropped into a drink, they dissolve completely, and they don’t release any odor or taste. So, you would never know that your drink has been spiked
If you need to make use of the bathroom, do not leave your drink unattended at the bar or on a table. If need be, give your glass to a friend to look after for you. Even better, a safer option would be to drink directly from screw-top bottles instead of cups or glasses. Then, you can keep your drink with you wherever you go.
However, if you do feel as though that your drink may have been drugged, take some quick actions. Reach out to a friend and ask them to take you to your house or a nearby hospital straight away.
A party doesn’t mean giving a red card to a bottle of water for the next 8 hours. It should mean the opposite. As soon as you feel that your alcohol consumption levels have reached your limit, get a glass of water. Drinking a glass of water between each alcoholic drink will help keep you sober, and it will help prevent dehydration.
Plan How You Will Get Home
If you are going nightclubbing, you should always pay attention to this tip. Never leave how you are getting home to chance; make your traveling plans now!
Will you be taking your car? Or will you be ordering a cab? If you are taking a cab, make sure you choose one registered under a known company rather than just anyone that comes by your way. Also, if you will be taking your car, do not offer rides to strangers. And, don’t accept rides from strangers either. These simple nightclub safety tips will save you from a lot of risks.
Lastly, do not over-park; always pack light when you are going out to clubs. Do you really need that powder or make-up kit on the dance floor? In the same way, purses, especially heavier ones, could be very frustrating to deal with in clubs, and they are much easier to steal.
Leave out the unnecessary things and only take the bare necessities. You do not want to leave out your cell phone, debit card, ID and some cash. Even so, you should only take a limited amount of cash for emergencies.
Above all else, always trust your instincts when you are out partying at clubs. If something doesn’t feel right or the vibe in the club feels wrong, get out of the club and go home. Remember, your safety must come first. Missing out one club party isn’t the end of the world, and there will always be another party another day!
Cheers to safer clubbing!
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