Don’t Drink and Drown is a national campaign that warns drinkers to steer clear of walking by or entering water when under the influence of alcohol.

Research indicates that more than a quarter of all adult drowning victims have alcohol and/or drugs in their bloodstream.

Many of them drowned because they walked home alone and fell in the water.

Help us to save lives by getting involved with the campaign:

  • Download our Marketing Pack for ideas on how you can support the campaign
  • Spread the word on social media using our resources HERE
  • Download and show our NEW film HERE
  • Raise awareness in the media by using our template press release HERE
  • Make sure your event runs smoothly with our useful templates HERE
  • Learn essential emergency response techniques with our Water Safety Equipment Training HERE
  • Purchase our Campaign Resources for your activities HERE
  • Donate to this campaign HERE

Our advice:
  • Look out for your friends, make sure they get home safely
  • If you’ve had a drink, stay away from the water
  • Find an alternative route home, don’t walk home near the water
  • Stay away from the water in winter, cold water shock kills

Effects of alcohol on the body:
  • Alcohol lowers inhibitions, leading to impaired judgement which means you are more likely to take risks and get in trouble
  • Alcohol limits muscle ability making simple movements much harder
  • Alcohol slows down your reactions making it more difficult to get yourself out of trouble
  • Alcohol numbs the senses making swimming very difficult