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Friends Don't Let Friends Die Drunk - The Red Watch Program

The Red Watch Band program (Monday, Nov. 14, 2 to 5:30 p.m., Gilman Center) prepares students to recognize the signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning and teaches basic CPR and emergency response skills (not BLS.) Pizza, soda and dessert are provided. Two $25 gift cards for the SUNY Orange Book Store will be raffled amongst attendees.

This is a popular program. You must pre-register. Please visit our online scheduler.

About the Red Watch Band program

The Red Watch Band movement on college campuses is designed to band students together to watch over each other so senseless and unnecessary deaths from alcohol poisoning don’t occur.

Impact of binge drinking on college students

Every year,

•an estimated 30,000 college students require medical treatment after overdosing on alcohol.

•599,000 students between the ages of 18-24 are injured while under the influence of alcohol.

•More than 696,000 students between the ages of 18-24 are assaulted by another student who has been drinking.

•5 percent of female students reported they were victims of a sexual assault, and 3 in 4 of these students were under the influence of alcohol at the time of the rape.

•400,000 students between the ages of 18-24 engage in unprotected sex, and more than 100,000 students between the ages of 18-24 report having been too intoxicated to know if they consented to having sex.

Source: Center for Science in the Public Interest

Presented by Criminal Justice Professor Robert Cacciatore and the Wellness Center.

For more information please call us at (845) 341-4870.

Red Watch friends don’t let friends drink and die.

Event date, time and location.

Marianne Sciucco
Wellness Center