Last Friday night, a student was able to recall his many hours of AlcoholEdu training to get out of a potentially compromising situation with his friend.
The interview that follows describes the heroic, quick-thinking actions of a courageous young man who may have saved his friend’s life. Viewer discretion is advised.
Interviewer: “So, what exactly happened? Was he showing any symptoms of alcohol poisoning? Was he hypothermic, blue-skinned, having seizures, becoming comatose?”
Student: “I mean, not really, I guess… it was just more like he finished his case race and then he kinda fell over and then stayed down. It seemed like something was wrong, so I called 911.”
Interviewer: “Wow, incredible intuition you’ve got there. So you called 911? What did you say?”
Student: “I was like, ‘he’d probably be fine at the Health Center, but I’m next on the pong table and I’ve been waiting almost an hour, so can you take him to a hospital?’”
Interviewer: “Amazing detail in that call. You think it was the university’s repetitive, participation-oriented training that gave you such decisiveness in such a perilous situation?”
Student: “Probably not, but, like, maybe.”
Interviewer: “Incredible work. It really seems like AlcoholEdu is responsible for the depth of insight that you showed here this evening.”
We can all thank AlcoholEdu for their fun, informative, and lifesaving work when it comes to effectively calling authorities.
*This message was sponsored by EverFi’s AlcoholEdu – Proven Effective Programming to Reduce Alcohol Harms*
-Chris Baumgarten ‘19