Let’s talk safety at Schoolies.
As the Schoolies festivities kick off, it’s time to talk about implementing safety measures for an enjoyable and secure celebration.
Take note of these recommendations provided by Dr. Dona from Medical on Robina to ensure a memorable and safe experience.
SLIP, SLOP, SLAP – First and foremost, shield yourself from the harsh Australian sun by diligently applying sunscreen and donning protective clothing. Queensland’s sun can be intense, and safeguarding against harmful UV rays is paramount.
MAKE GOOD CHOICES – When it comes to recreational substances, it’s crucial to exercise caution. Saying no to drugs is not just a mantra; it’s a life-saving decision. The unpredictability of illicit substances can lead to severe health consequences. Prioritize your health by making informed choices.
LOOK AFTER THE BASICS – In the midst of festivities, don’t overlook the basics of well-being. Maintain a balanced diet, stay hydrated, and establish a healthy sleep routine. Adequate nutrition and rest are essential for sustaining your energy levels during this high-energy celebration.
SAFETY IN NUMBERS – Creating a safety net within your group is vital. Designate a sober friend on a rotating roster to ensure someone is always in a position to assist if needed. Look out for each other, and make a pact to ensure everyone gets home safely.
KEEP UP WITH YOUR MEDS – For those on prescription medication, consult with a healthcare professional before consuming alcohol. Medication and alcohol interactions can have unforeseen consequences, so it’s crucial to be well-informed about your personal health circumstances.
BEWARE OF SPIKES – In crowded social settings, remain vigilant about the safety of your drinks. Unfortunately, drink spiking incidents still occur. If you have any doubts about the safety of your beverage, err on the side of caution and discard it.
Medical on Robina are asking Schoolies to prioritize their health and well-being during this celebratory time. These tips serve as a comprehensive guide to help you navigate the festivities safely, ensuring a positive and memorable experience.