SFSU students offer healthy partying advice to spring break revelers
Free packets of condoms, breath analyzers, health tips to be dispensed Wednesday on campus
As college students across the country prepare for spring break, a group of San Francisco State University students is promoting tips on how to party healthy and responsibly to their peers. The students will hand out hundreds of free packets that contain condoms, lubricant, breath-alcohol analyzers, antibiotic ointment, throat lozenges, Band-Aids and a list of harm reduction tips.
The students will also be on hand to give their own advice on everything from binge drinking and safe sex to personal safety. "We believe it is feasible for students to be proactive in relation to their health while partying and having a good time," said senior Silvia dos Santos, president of the SFSU Student Health Advisory Committee and a dietetics major. "If students are aware of health risks, are careful about their actions, and take precautions, they can go a long way in ensuring a safe and fun spring break vacation."
Each year hundreds of thousands of college students travel to spring break hot spots in Arizona, Mexico and Florida. During spring break, the average man consumes 18 drinks per day and the average woman consumes 10 drinks per day, according to a report in the Journal of American College Health. More than half of the men and 40 percent of women drink until they get sick or pass out, the journal reported.
Several students from the SFSU Student Health Advisory Committee
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 12
Malcolm X Plaza, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave. (at 19th Avenue), San Francisco
1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132 415/338-1111