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GRAYSON COUNTY, TX--- Spring break starts next week for many Texoma colleges and in preparation Grayson College hosted "Buzz Killer" Monday afternoon. The project is focused on alcohol poisoning awareness.

The presentation was put on by Grayson College drug and alcohol abuse counseling and emergency medical services students, as well as the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. During the program, participants performed several skits showing students what to do if someone's had too much to drink.

"Often times they don't know when to stop drinking or where to draw the line with peers," said Grayson College drug and alcohol abuse counseling student Donna Wade.

Many college students across Texoma said they plan on drinking during the break, but before they do the sponsors of "Buzz Killer" have a message for them.

Sponsors said if students could take one thing away from their project it would be that time is of the essence when it comes to reacting to an intoxicated person. They said the longer you wait to get that person help, the greater the possibility is of injury of death resulting from alcohol poisoning. 

They also stressed that when students realize someone needs help, they need to respond by calling 911. They said this is something that college students tell them sometimes doesn't happen.

"They won't call 911," said Grayson College emergency medical services student Payton Lambert. "They might pick up their friends, but I've heard stories where they'll take their friend and just drop them in the ditch at the ER."

"They're afraid of what the consequences are, but I hope that this program will show them that the greater fear should be that their friend might die," Grayson College drug and alcohol abuse counseling student Stephanie Dryden said.