When the Party Starts


You know all about college parties. Now you finally get to go to as many as you want. It sounds like a lot of fun, but also a little scary. You’ve never really been drunk before.


You’re terrified of college parties. You’ve heard some real horror stories. You hope that you have instilled in your child the ability to make good choices. You feel you still have more to tell them.

If you make the decision to participate in a campus party, then take note of the following safety guidelines:

  • Stay in a group in which at least one person keeps their wits about them. (This means by not drinking or using drugs.)
  • Never ever get behind the wheel of a car; leave all car keys at home and walk (or Uber) to the event.
  • Drink one glass of water for every alcoholic beverage consumed.
  • Never ever leave a drink unattended; if you do, discard it, don’t drink it as someone could have put a drug in it.
  • The instant you feel dizzy or sick; tell someone and get to a safe place.
  • Avoid binge drinking, as it can lead to alcohol poisoning.


Ideally, we would like to believe that our students won’t cave to the party pressures that are common on college campuses. However, it is best to arm them with information. Every chapter has a section about When it Becomes Dangerous to help students with important guidelines.

The Dorm Doctor is full of useful information, but adds graphics, humorous cartoons, and easy-to-read formatting to fully engage the student. The Dorm Doctor, co-authored by Dr. Carolyn George and Meeka Anne (both who have children in college) is a must-have for all college bound students.

Click here to get your copy of The Dorm Doctor.