It’s the situation you don’t want to think about. You’re laughing, having a drink and before you know it, you or someone you know crosses a line you never thought would happen. Or you think everything is fine when suddenly a friend makes an unwanted sexual advance toward you.
Did you know that alcohol is involved in most sexual assaults, either by the offender or the victim, or both?
Alcohol in no way causes sexual assault, but even a drink or two can lead you to do something you can’t take back. That’s why it’s important to know what you can do to keep yourself and others safe while enjoying a few beverages.
What can you do?
If you are affected by sexual assault, get help 24/7 at the DoD Safe Helpline or call 877-995-5247 to talk to someone. All services are anonymous and confidential. You can also use the app, get group support or find resources in your local community.