Halloween ‘Sweet Spot’ Keeps Festivities Safe

Have A Designated Sober Partner

by EMMA GABBERT, CSU Public Relations Assistant


Halloween is a time known for costumes, candy and having fun. In college, it’s also known for parties.

Lori Marti, a student health educator at Minnesota State University, Mankato, is informing students about important Halloween safety tips, focusing on spreading awareness about the “alcohol sweet spot,” a time when students can feel buzzed, but not drunk.

The Alcohol “Sweet Spot” is the amount of alcohol a person can have before stepping over the line of legal impairment. In the state of Minnesota, when your blood alcohol concentration is more than 0.08, you are legally impaired.

A person’s alcohol sweet spot is based on an individual’s height and weight (BMI), and biological sex. For instance, a 200-pound, 6-foot man can absorb and digest much more alcohol than a 5-foot, 120-pound woman.

Student Health Services are also providing students with a “sweet spot pockets”, a small card for students to keep in their pockets at parties with a chart showing the alcohol limits for each person’s, so will know how many drinks is too many.

Lori Marti, a Student Health Educator for Student Health Services has a great piece of advice for students planning to participate in Haloween activities this weekend.

‘One of the things we recommend to students is to have a designated sober friend that comes out with you and leaves with you.’

Lori Marti, a Student Health Educator for Student Health Services

Students can learn more about the “alcohol sweet spot” at an event hosted by Lori Marti, where students can also decorate a FREE mug!

The event is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 28, in the Centennial Student Union, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Myers Field House, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the University Dining Center, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Come grab your free mug and pick up a “sweet spot pocket” card for the 2019 Halloween weekend!


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