Reducing Problems from Alcohol

Originally written by Julia Wise based on material from local group organisers (April 2019)

Alcohol is a common part of meetups. It can be an enjoyable part of socializing, but can also cause problems. Here are some ideas from other organizers about reducing problems.

Proactive steps

If you notice a problem

After a problem

Another community’s meetup guide writes, “In the NYC meetup group, there was a person who had been drinking too much and been disruptive over a period of several weeks. After several hours of discussion, the person was asked to continue attending on the condition that they stay sober during the meetups. The person decided not to come back.”