TIPS Responsible Alcohol Training
(Training for Intervention ProcedureS)
eTIPS for On Premise
eTIPS for Off Premise
TIPS for On Premise
TIPS for Off Premise
Target Audience: grocery stores, liquor stores, gas stations, and convenience stores.
The Challenges: Even when alcohol is sold “to go,” employees may encounter alcohol-related problems. Clerks must be especially careful to avoid selling alcohol to underage or intoxicated customers and they usually have little time to assess the situation when making the sale.
The Solution: TIPS for Off Premise teaches your staff how to recognize when a customer is intoxicated or underage. In addition to preventing the illegal sale of alcohol, store employees learn how to handle intoxicated customers and keep them from harming themselves and others. The intervention techniques reflect the short period of time a clerk has to interact with a customer.
Additional Benefits: TIPS can help improve relations with your community. TIPS training demonstrates a commitment to work to prevent alcohol-related problems and a desire to be a part of the solution..
TIPS for Gaming
Target Audience: casinos, gaming halls, riverboats, and any other establishment where the stakes are high.
The Challenges: People often enjoy a special excitement when visiting casinos. They sometimes play it close to the edge, even though some bets are not worth taking. Within this arena, special challenges often arise — drinkers may lose track with complimentary cocktails and, since they often stay on property and don’t have to drive home, they may not moderate their own drinking behavior as they otherwise would.
The Solution: TIPS for Gaming teaches your staff how to recognize when a guest is intoxicated or underage. In addition to preventing illegal alcohol sales, casino employees learn how to handle patrons who have had too much and keep them from harming themselves and others.
TIPS for Concessions
Target Audience: stadiums, arenas, theaters, amusement parks, fairs, festivals — any large venue where alcohol is consumed.
The Challenges: Sporting events, concerts and fairs are family events, so a wholesome atmosphere is critical to success. Intoxicated people can disrupt that atmosphere and cause damage or injury to other patrons. Avoiding alcohol-related problems can be especially challenging within large venues, with the high volume of patrons and the limited time of interaction.
The Solution: TIPS for Concessions empowers vendors to “make the right call,” reducing the risk of alcohol-related incidents and ensuring fun and safety for all patrons. The program focuses on the alcohol-related challenges associated with large venues and takes into account the high volume of patrons and the limited time concessions staff (sellers?) have in which to interact with them. Participants learn techniques to assess patrons in a short period of time and prevent alcohol sales to underage or intoxicated individuals.
TIPS for University
Target Audience: Public or private colleges and universities, fraternities, sororities, athletic teams, student health departments, student activities groups, Greek life offices, student judicial committees, student governments and others can all benefit from the information and techniques presented in TIPS for the University.
The Challenges: Whether or not students choose to drink, TIPS for the University recognizes that at some point in their college careers, they will face situations where alcohol is being consumed. They may face scenarios involving alcohol abuse, underage drinking or drunk driving, and incidents that can lead to property damage, alcohol liability, and human tragedy. Young people need strategies for creating safe, responsible and socially enjoyable campus environments.
The Solution: Students are in the best position to address drinking behaviors among their peers. They are close to the situation and understand the culture on their campuses. TIPS develops students’ social skills and gives specific information for detecting when friends have had too much to drink or are getting into trouble with alcohol.
TIPS for Seniors
Target Audience: senior citizens in community groups, nursing homes, retirement homes, fraternal organizations and churches.
The Challenges: In an increasingly impersonal society, alcohol can bring people together. However, there can be special challenges when alcohol is misused by seniors, including health risks associated with mixing alcohol and medication and risks to the community group when individuals misuse alcohol in settings designed to promote social interaction.
The Solution: The TIPS approach recognizes that healthy seniors are often in the best position to promote their own health, as well as the safety of those around them. TIPS for Seniors focuses on adult situations where alcohol is part of social interaction and teaches individuals about the risks of over-consumption. The program also covers alcohol and drug interactions, and behavioral indications that can alert others when someone has had too much alcohol.
Additional Benefits: Participants improve their ability to communicate with friends and neighbors, and learn how to intervene when alcohol is consumed improperly.