Alcohol Facilitation

     Alcohol plays a role in the majority of campus assaults. However, this does not mean that we begin and end our prevention message at telling potential victims to drink less alcohol.
     Rather, our messages should focus on environmental and social change. Alcohol, and the environments that it is often found in, create atmospheres of high expectations--particularly around entitlement to other's bodies.       Additionally, predators target those who are drinking heavily, or will use coercive tactics to try to increase drinking; alcohol is the most frequently used rape drug.
     It must be said that someone who is drinking does not in any way deserve sexual assault, nor is it ever their fault. Additionally, perpetrating sexual violence is never excused by alcohol consumption.
     While there are many great reasons to abstain from or drink less alcohol, in an ideal world fear of sexual violence should not be one of them.

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