In A Social Situation...
In a Social Situation
you can never completely protect yourself from sexual assault, there are some
things you can do to help reduce your risk of being assaulted in social
When you go to a social gathering, go with a group of friends.
Arrive together, check in with each other throughout the evening, and leave
together. Knowing where you are and who is around you may help you to find a
way out of a bad situation.
Trust your instincts. If you feel
unsafe in any situation, go with your gut. If you see something suspicious,
contact law enforcement immediately (local authorities can be reached by
calling 911 in most areas of the U.S.).
Don't leave your drink unattended
while talking, dancing, using the restroom, or making a phone call. If youíve
left your drink alone, just get a new one.
Don't accept drinks from people you don't know or trust.
If you choose to accept a drink, go with the person to the bar to order it,
watch it being poured, and carry it yourself. At parties, donít drink from the
punch bowls or other large, common open containers.
Watch out for your friends, and vice versa.
If a friend seems out of it, is way too intoxicated for the amount of alcohol
theyíve had, or is acting out of character, get him or her to a safe place
If you suspect you or a friend has been drugged, contact law
enforcement immediately (local authorities can be reached by calling 911 in
most areas of the U.S.). Be explicit with doctors
so they can give you the correct tests (you will need a urine test and
What should I do if I am sexually assaulted?
assault is a crime of motive and opportunity. Ultimately, there is no surefire
way to prevent an attack. If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual
violence, itís not your fault. You are not alone. Contact the Hubbard Township
Police Department by calling 911 or you can get help that is available 24/7
through the National Sexual Assault Hotlines at 1-800.656.HOPE, and online at