How to Recognize a Drink That’s Been Spiked or Tampered With

  • Most spiking substances are colorless, odorless, and tasteless: It can also be hard to see if your drink is dark (ex: coke) or the room is dark.
  • Salty or Bitter Taste: Some spiking substances may taste salty or bitter
  • Foggy Appearance: If your drink looks foggy or cloudy when it was clear before, it may have been tampered with.
  • Excessive Bubbles: Some drugs fizz and bubble when they react to the contents of a beverage. If your non-carbonated drink is suddenly fizzy, don't drink it.
  • Sinking Ice: If your ice has sunk when it was floating before, don't drink it.
  • Change in Color: Some drugs cause a drink's color to become lighter, darker, or even change completely. If your drink has turned a different color, or even if you think it has but aren't sure, don't drink it.
  • When in doubt, pour it out.

We all want to have a great day on Game Day, and these tips will help you have a fun and FANtastic experience!

  • Stay in groups with people you know
  • Stay in high-traffic, visible areas
  • Be respectful of others, and practice good sportsmanship

Party Safety Basics

Party Positive! It means making decisions around alcohol that maximize positive social outcomes and reduce negative consequences. The best way to do this is to stay in the green zone by keeping your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) below .06. Beyond .06, people are more likely to experience the negative, depressant effects of alcohol and become sloppy - and nobody likes a sloppy Gator!

Tailgate Safety: Take Action

Write down emergency contact numbers, and keep them on you at all times. If you or anyone else needs immediate assistance, notify the nearest Game Day staff member. You can also text “Gators” along with your issue to 69050. In case of emergency, you may use any blue phone call box around campus. Calls go directly to the UF Campus Police, or dial 352-392-1111.

Game Day grub is easy with a little planning, remember:

  • Drink at least eight glasses of water a day, and if you drink alcohol, rehydrate with water between alcoholic beverages
  • If you’re thirsty, it means you are already dehydrated
  • Keep recipes simple, and try to incorporate foods that do not spoil quickly with healthy options.

The Florida heat is intense, and weather can be quite unpredictable. Here are some tips for staying safe and hydrated in the sun!

Party Safety: Take Action

If you choose to drink, here are some quick tips for keeping your experience positive:

  • Track the number of standard drinks you consume.
  • Alternate every alcohol drink with water or another non-alcohol beverage.
  • Preset your limit before you go out. Stick to it!
  • Pace yourself. One drink per hour is a good, general guide.
  • Eat something high in protein before you drink. Try to snack throughout, too. – preferably non-salty snacks high in protein.
  • Designate a non-drinking driver.

Tailgate Safety Resources

Here are some links and useful information to help you be prepared for that next Game Day win!