Risk Management & Harm Reduction

Resources for Party Goers and Party Throwers:

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Be Yourself. Don't assume or overestimate how much others drink.

Get Involved with PartySafe

Our House, Our Rules, Our Responsibility

Our House campaign logoOur House, Our Rules, Our Responsibility: Risk Management & Harm Reduction Education for Party Throwers and Goers

Use our toolkits, online resources, workshops, and custom consultations to plan, manage, and enjoy gatherings that are social not slurred. Know how to intervene effectively if problems arise. Health and safety are the top priority. We partner with Bears That Care, Health Worker Program, and other campus and city organizations to provide these activities. Email partysafe@berkeley.edu to discuss your interests and to schedule.

Hydration Hype Squads and Huddles

Resource stations and volunteers offer free water, snacks, giveaways, and “a whole lotta love” on key party nights and game days. Email partysafe@berkeley.edu to get involved. 

Stay Connected

Weekly updates, tips, and stories about how to get what you want without what you don’t want this weekend. An easy place to find our key resources. Like us today - PartySafe@Cal Facebook.

Student Roundtables

Join students from across campus communities to champion a party culture that matches our world-class reputation. Whether you do or don’t use substances, our party culture impacts everyone who lives, studies, plays, or works near campus.  Meet 1x/month to identify current strengths and concerns, prioritize actions, and line up the resources to succeed. Sign up for our student roundtables if you're interested. 

Do You! Week

During Do You! Week we spotlight alcohol and other drug issues and practices in our own campus community. Celebrate and learn from Do You! Champions. Do a personal, departmental, or organizational self-check-up. Try to see our professional and social party culture through a different cultural, economic, or health lens. To join the planning group or to volunteer, please email us atpartysafe@berkeley.edu.

Graphics Library

Use this folder to view flyers and more to engage, educate, and empower yourself and others to reduce alcohol and other drug-related risks and harm. Email us at partysafe@berkeley.edu with ideas and samples of other graphics you recommend.

Fentanyl Test Strips (FTS) and Naloxone Training and Distribution

The Harm Reduction Expansion Project (co-sponsored by The Collegiate Recovery Program and PartySafe@Cal) seeks to expand existing harm reduction information, training, and resources to address risks of potential fentanyl contamination. We provide the following for students, staff, faculty, and student groups:

  • Low to no-cost fentanyl test strips 

  • Naloxone/Narcan 

  • Harm reduction & recovery awareness education and training resources 

  • Leadership to reduce stigma related to substance use in our campus community, that interferes with our capacity to help ourselves and each other 

How can I get FTS and Naloxone on Campus? (Summer 2022)

Fentanyl test strips - limit of 3 per person.

  • UHS - Tang Center Pharmacy (fishbowl on the counter) - during open hours

  • 102 Sproul Hall - Wednesdays 1-5 pm

Naloxone - Use this link to learn how to administer naloxone and complete a short quiz. Upon quiz completion, you’ll receive an email with your Naloxone Training Confirmation which you can show to pick up a naloxone kit.

  • 102 Sproul Hall - Wednesdays 1-5 pm

Get Involved - Submit this form to let us know your interests. We’ll follow up within 72 hours.

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Goals, Strategies, and Results

Goals

"We aim to reduce alcohol-related risks and harm in the campus area. Our efforts operate simultaneously to reach individual students, the student body as a whole, and the greater college community. Use our toolkits, workshops and consultation services for party throwers and goers to keep it social, not slurred."

Principles

We're guided by the following principles:

  1. Collaboration and Synergy – We partners with multiple campus, city, state, and national organizations;
  2. Data-Driven and Evidenced-Based Strategies - We use ongoing data collection to examine our assets and challenges and chose strategies to address our unique campus alcohol-related risks and harm;
  3. Harm Reduction/Risk Management - We accept, for better and for worse, that underage alcohol and substance use is part of our current campus culture and that there are personal and community alcohol practices that are clearly safer than others;
  4. Environmental Risk Management - Approaches target individual drinkers with information and treatment, while necessary, leave intact the environmental conditions that drive the appeal and availability of alcohol - virtually ensuring that the culture continues. Environmental risk management unapologetically seeks to address the social, economic, legal, academic, physical and other factors that shape the alcohol culture for all members of the community;
  5. Student and other Stakeholder Engagement – We all have a stake in preventing and practicing effective bystander intervention with high-risk alcohol behaviors, situations, and settings. We help all community members optimize their interests, skills, and availability.

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Results

Our approach is yielding positive results!

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Want to help?

Want to help? There's a role for everyone.

Resources

Graphics Library

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I Party Safe and I'm Proud [Subtitles]

I Party Safe: and here's how I do it

Administering Naloxone

Alcohol intervention scale
Opioid reversal
Alcohol and Other Drugs Intervention tips
PartySafe@Cal leverages all the DoYou! Strategies to create a campus AOD culture that supports all who study, live, work & play in the campus area.