It’s exciting getting your friends together and going out for a fun night on the town. Being able to take everybody that you love to one place to dance and have fun is a way to bond and create memories that last a lifetime. It’s important, however, that you are all as safe as possible when enjoying your night out. Feeling happy, healthy, and looking out for one another no matter what is what being safe on a night out. It’s about more than catching a taxi at the end of a long, fun evening.
The next morning after a night out, you want to be able to reminisce on the good times while trying out the new hangover cure or hangover IV you’ve heard about. Nobody wants to be in a situation where they are panicked because they forgot half a night out or woken up in a strange place with no memory of how they got there. Below are seven ways to be safer on an evening out.
1. Be safe by going out for the night in a group
Everybody feels safer when other people surround them. If you are with people you trust, you’ll be much more likely to get home safely.
Of course, you don’t have to be glued to one another the whole time but never leave without everybody in your group. Everybody should go together even if somebody says they want to go home alone.
2. Make sure you can communicate
Also, ensure everyone has a charged phone before they leave to go out to a club. If one of you has less than 50% charge on your mobile phones, all congregate at one person’s house so you can charge them properly before you go.
The last thing you need is for an emergency to arise, and you cannot contact each other. So, have a fully charged phone before going out.
3. Plan for the morning
The morning after is when many people wake up hungover and unable to move. There may be some others in the group who can manage to have a great time on the town without a hangover but that might not be you. So, pre-plan for your future self.
Think about what can help the next day when waking up. Have water bottles on hand and ice cubes ready to add to them, along with the H2O. It’s time to hydrate!
Also, consider headache tablets (never take more than recommended). Salted chips are another hangover cure some people swear by.
4. To be safe on a night out, carry cash
Everybody uses a credit card to carry as little as possible on a night out. But make sure that you have cash on you at all times.
Even if you put it in your bra under your dress, having cash on you means that if you get into difficulties, you can get yourself out of a situation. That’ll help if you need a ride or a phone call in the middle of the night.
5. Watch your drink
Never leave your drink unattended. You should never give your drink to anybody or take a drink from anybody besides the bartender you don’t know. If you want to go outside for fresh air, take your drink. If you want to hit the dancefloor, take your drink!
The only other place to put your drinks is with your friends at all times. They will be able to find it for you and ensure that nobody slips anything into it that could potentially be dangerous or harm you in any way. You must be safe on the outing, and your drink is vulnerable.
6. Pre-arrange a ride home
If you know you’ll be drinking, which means you won’t drive, arrange a ride home before you go. Whether you pre-book a taxi to collect you from the venue at a particular time or one of your friends is driving sober, ensure you have a way to get home at the end of the night.
It doesn’t involve you trying to get on public transport while inebriated. Never walk home alone at the end of a long night, even if you think you’ll manage. Alcohol can give you a false sense of confidence and bravado.
7. Being safe on a night out: Stick with who you know
This means hanging with those you know well. The risks increase for unaccompanied women.
This tip doesn’t need expansion. Just stick to who you know for a safer experience.
What are some other tips for a safer night on the town?