Posted: April 10, 2000
"Mocktail" cocktails such as "Fantasy Fizz" will be served to California State University, Sacramento students during a two-day event intended to discourage binge drinking and to teach students how to party responsibly.
The safe spring break event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11 and Wednesday, April 12 in the University's Library Quad.
Students will receive spring break survival kits containing information on sexually transmitted diseases and sun exposure dangers, as well as non-alcoholic drink recipes and blood alcohol level test charts.
California Highway Patrol officers will bring specially designed goggles for participants to wear while driving an obstacle course on campus. The goggles demonstrate how alcohol alters judgment, perception and balance.
"We'd like to raise awareness of the different kinds of issues that face students during spring break - over-drinking, STDs and too much sun," says Lorraine Martinez, CSUS health educator. "We hope the information we give them will help them make healthy and informed choices."
More information is available by calling Martinez at the CSUS Suzanne A. Snively Student Health Center at (916) 278-6038. Media information is available from the public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.
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