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Taking Care of Ourselves & Each Other

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How to Help a Friend

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Do your part in helping to maintain a safe community. Learn what it means to look out for your friends as well as strategies for intervening. 

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Looking Out for Your Friends

What do you do when a friend has had too much to drink and is looking pretty sick? What about when a friend's drinking patterns have become more worrisome? At Stanford, we pride ourselves on looking out for one another, getting people help when needed, and holding each other accountable to create and maintain a safe community.

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What strategies can I use when I need to intervene in a situation?