Don’t Drink and Drown is a national campaign that warns drinkers to steer clear of walking by or entering water when under the influence of alcohol.
Research indicates that more than a quarter of all adult drowning victims have alcohol and/or drugs in their bloodstream.
Many of them drowned because they walked home alone and fell in the water.
- Don’t walk home near water after a night out, you might fall in
- Make sure your mates get home safely after a night out, don’t let them walk by the water
- Cold water kills and can take the life of even the strongest swimmer
- Don’t enter the water if you’ve been drinking, alcohol seriously affects your ability to get out
- Look out for your friends, make sure they get home safely
- If you’ve had a drink, stay away from the water
- Find an alternative route home, don’t walk home near the water
- Stay away from the water in winter, cold water shock kills
Effects of alcohol on the body:
- Alcohol lowers inhibitions, leading to an impaired judgment which means you are more likely to take risks and get in trouble
- Alcohol limits muscle ability making simple movements much harder
- Alcohol slows down your reactions making it more difficult to get yourself out of trouble
- Alcohol numbs the senses making swimming very difficult
Nobody gets left behind. #BEAMATE.