Rider Initiative for Substance Abuse Education

The Rider Initiative for Substance-Abuse Education (RISE) is a harm reduction program which educates the campus community on issues of personal safety and well-being.

RISE Educators provide students with information and strategies regarding both alcohol use and drug abuse.

We create bridges between student organizations, living groups, faculty and administration to develop a dynamic, comprehensive plan to create and support safe environments on the Lawrnecville and Princeton campuses.

Call x7777 if the person is:

  • Unconscious, cannot be woken up or can only be awakened for a short time.
  • Poorly aware of surroundings.
  • Exhibits respiratory difficulties, including slow, labored breathing. 
  • Blue under the fingernails or at gums.
  • Cold, clammy, and has bluish skin.
  • Vomiting while semiconscious or unconscious.
  • Vomiting does NOT lower the blood alcohol level or make it “safe” to sleep it off.
  • DO NOT LEAVE THE PERSON ALONE.
  • Blood alcohol levels can continue to rise even after a person has passed out. Check on him/her often!
  • Place the person in fetal position with pillow at the back to prevent rolling. A person can either drown in or choke on his/her own vomit.
  • Do not put a person in a cold shower – it can cause the person to go into shock.
  • Coffee will not sober a person up – the only thing that can sober someone up is TIME.
  • When in doubt, call 7777.