!General Triggers
* Drink whenever you hear CHUNG-CHUNG.
* Drink whenever someone says the word "rape".
** You'll be hospitalized before the end of the episode
* Drink when someone says "OBJECTION!".
** If the lawyer doing the objecting is Rafael Barba, water your drinks or have an ambulance on standby.
* Drink whenever you recognize the special guest star.
** Optional: drink once when you recognize the name in the opening credits, and once when you see them in person.
** Double your drinks if you recognize the special guest star from ''Series/{{Oz}}''.
** Double your drinks if you recognize an actor who is or [[RetroactiveRecognition will go on to be]] on ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack''.
** Triple your drinks if you recognize the special guest star because [[YouLookFamiliar they played a different character on a previous episode]].
** Finish the bottle if you recognize the special guest star because [[TheBusCameBack they were previously a regular cast member]].
* Drink whenever an episode cuts out before the end of a trial.
* Finish your drink if the case is a mistrial.
* Smash the bottle if any of these events take place:
** A major character (character in the opening credits, NOT just recurring character) ''dies'', and it's actually confirmed that they are dead.
** Cabot smiles.
** Munch gets some action.
*** Trust us, you'll be fine.
* Drink whenever someone gets physical in interrogation and has to be removed.
* Drink whenever two people involved in a relationship involving statutory rape claim to be in love.
* Drink whenever someone is threatened with obstruction charges.
* Drink whenever a suspect is threatened with "what they do to guys like you in prison."
** Finish the bottle if it's a threat of PrisonRape.
*** Drink until your liver fails if the threat is made after the episode "Perverted".
* Drink whenever a criminal or opposing attorney refers to a female character with a condescending term like "honey" or "sweetheart".
* Drink whenever a witness or perp is casually racist to one of the non-white main characters.
* Drink once every time a character bellows for someone to call an ambulance.
** Drink twice if they call it a 'bus'.
* Drink whenever anything Hudson related is relevant to the victim or person of interest.
** Two drinks if said person was involved with illegal activities due to money issues.
* Drink if someone decides to get revenge on the perp.
** Down your drink if it's an acquaintance of the perp who does it.
* Drink whenever the current case makes tabloid headlines.
** Take another drink if it's unfairly going someone after it shouldn't be.

!Detectives
* General/Multiple
** Drink whenever there's a commotion while the detectives are bringing someone in for questioning or an arrest.
** Drink whenever the detectives deliver an [[LamePunReaction especially groan-worthy pun]] based on the crime. Be prepared for an absolutely devastated liver.
** Drink whenever a situation occurs where "IAB may get involved".
*** Take another drink if IA does show up. Slam your drink if an investigation is actually opened up.
** Drink once for every foot chase- twice if it's a car chase.
*** Finish the bottle if it's a group foot chase except for Munch, who pulls up in the car afterwards.
** Drink whenever a detective is told to go home and get some sleep.
*** Twice if said detective actually agrees to do so.
** Slam your drink if a detective is kicked off a case.
** Drink whenever one of the detectives is MistakenForGay.
** Drink whenever Amaro or Barba get to use Spanish.
*** Twice if they're talking to each other.
** Drink whenever there is something that could be construed as Alex/Olivia subtext.
** Drink whenever Barba and Olivia [[HeldGaze hold each other's eyes]] too long for it to be [[ShipTease just friendly]].

* Olivia Benson:
** Drink whenever Olivia has a flashback of something.
** Drink whenever Olivia mentions Elliot as "My old partner".
** Drink whenever Olivia gets a new haircut.
** Drink whenever Olivia's conception is referred to.
** Drink whenever Olivia's ticking biological clock comes up.
** Drink whenever Olivia drinks.
** Drink whenever a suspect insults, mocks, or curses out Olivia.
*** Two drinks if they hit on her instead.
** Drink whenever the subject of her alcoholic mother or lack of father is discussed.
*** Take another drink if she uses it in order to relate with someone.
** Drink whenever Olivia's love life is ever brought up.

* Elliot Stabler (and family):
** Drink whenever Elliot yells at a suspect.
** Drink whenever Elliot turns into a "dude-bro" during an interrogation.
** One drink for every time Elliot throws a punch.
** Drink whenever Kathleen does something bad
** Kathy and the kids- drink twice.
** Drink whenever someone asks Elliot if he's got kids, or deduces that he does.
*** Drink whenever Elliot mentions - without being prompted first - that he has kids.
*** Alternately, drink whenever someone asks any of the other detectives if they have kids.
** Drink whenever Stabler's Catholicism comes up. Take another drink if it puts him at odds with a shady priest.
** Drink if Stabler is mentioned after season 12.
*** Finish the bottle if he's mentioned ''by name''.
** Drink whenever Elliot goes off and whales on a suspect.
*** Take another drink if he beats them unconscious.
*** Drink again if they're able to get a hit in.
*** Drink if the suspect demands his name and badge number, he's threaten with a lawsuit, an IAB investigation is opened, or he's reprimanded by Cragen.
*** '''BONUS ROUND''': if you had to take all additional drinks, finish your bottle (and hope it's not an Un-Stabler Marathon).

* Don Cragen
** Drink whenever Cragen calls someone into his office.
** Drink whenever Captain Cragen calls somebody a "Son of a bitch".
** Drink whenever Cragen scolds a detective, and says something nice as they leave the office.
** Drink whenever Cragen's prior alcoholism comes up.
** Drink whenever Cragen has to interrupt an interview, but the only thing he says is, "Detective(s)"
** Drink whenever circumstances force Cragen to don his uniform.

* John Munch
** Drink whenever Munch makes a sarcastic comment.
** Drink whenever Munch makes reference to conspiracy theories.
** Drink whenever Munch makes a comment along the line that it "Reminds [him] of his past four wives".
** Finish the bottle if he ever appears out of his iconic suit get-up
** Finish the bottle if he makes a reference to ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet''.
** Finish the bottle if someone references a show he's cameoed in as if it were fictional (such as Series/TheXFiles).
** Drink whenever a comment about how skinny his butt is is [[IncrediblyLamePun cracked]]

* Fin Tutuola
** Drink whenever Fin says something to the effect of "That's messed up".
** Drink whenever he has to tell someone not to get Munch started on another one of his rants.
** Drink whenever Fin says he'll use his past connections over at narcotics to help with a case.
** Drink whenever as a result of a case he tries to reconnect with his son, Ken.
*** Two drinks if they're actually able to reconcile
** Drink whenever he and Stabler are partnered up and they end up butting heads
*** If they manage to actually work together just fine, slam your drink.

* Rollins
** Drink whenever Rollins' gambling debts are mentioned.
*** Slam your drink if it results in direct action against her (i.e. assault).
** Drink whenever she does something stupid to help out her sister.
** Drink whenever she mentions her time as a cop in TheDeepSouth.
** Drink whenever Rollins gets stabbed in the back.
** Drink whenever Rollins goes [[TheMole undercover]] - twice if it's as a HoneyTrap.

* Amaro
** Drink whenever a female character comes on to Amaro.
*** Two drinks if they invoke the LatinLover stereotype.
*** Finish the bottle if a male character does.
** Drink whenever Amaro uses BlatantLies while interrogating a perp.
** Drink whenever Amaro faces professional consequences for something Stabler would've gotten away with scot-free.

* Carisi
** Drink whenever Carisi puts his foot in his mouth.
*** If Carisi does something clever that actually helps the case, finish the bottle (only for season 16).
** Drink once every time Carisi interacts with a child/children.
** Drink once every time Carisi mentions a relative/his family.
** Drink once every time Carisi is openly religious.
** Drink whenever Carisi is the devil's advocate of the group.
*** Take another drink if doing so eventually turns the case upside down.

!Assistant District Attorneys
* General:
** Finish your bottle whenever the ADA has to fight over [[JurisdictionFriction jurisdictional rights]] to a case. Make sure to stock up on drinks.
** Drink whenever it's an episode with an ADA who lasted less than four episodes.
*** Double drinks if they only lasted ''one'' episode.
** Drink whenever a male ADA other than Barba appears.
** Two drinks whenever the show borrows an ADA from a different ''Law & Order'' series.

* Cabot
** Drink when Alex's glasses are on in once scene and off in the next.
** Finish your drink if Alex is sporting bangs that episode.
** Drink whenever Alex bends the rules and doing so makes Judges Petrovsky or Donnelly mad.
** Drink whenever Cabot threatens a perp with the death penalty.
** Drink whenever Cabot humiliates someone on the witness stand.
** Drink whenever someone calls her "Alexandra."

* Novak
** Drink if Casey is wearing a new hairstyle.
** Drink whenever you see Casey's thank you poster in her office.
** Finish the bottle when Casey's SEX CRIMES T-shirt makes an appearance.
** Drink if Casey is seen doing something athletic.
** Drink if she has to discuss her case with her mentor.
** Finish the whole bottle when she ''subpoenas Donald Rumsfeld.''

* Barba
** Drink if a character implies Barba is gay/bi.
** Drink if Barba references growing up on the wrong side of the tracks.
** Drink whenever Barba changes his suits. '''Warning''': be prepared to get hammered.
*** Two drinks when Barba wears pink.
*** Two drinks when Barba's suspenders and socks match.
*** If the pocket square and tie matches/coordinates with both of the above or his shirt, finish your drink.
*** If Barba is wearing something other than a suit, finish the bottle.
** Drink for every article of clothing Barba is not wearing while prepping for a case: jacket, waistcoat, tie, pocket square, and suspenders (aka braces). If his sleeves are rolled up, add another drink. You will be so very, very sloshed.
** Drink when Barba stands to interview a witness and buttons the top button of his suit.
** Drink whenever Barba is visibly exasperated with the SVU detectives.
** Drink whenever Barba makes a face at whatever the defense attorney is saying.
** Two drinks whenever Barba finds a [[BotheringByTheBook legal excuse]] to completely screw over a wealthy, corrupt person and/or institution.

!Other SVU Staff
* Huang
** Down half your beer if Creator/BDWong makes an appearance this episode.
** Drink whenever Huang is in disagreement with the detectives due to either having a psychiatric explanation for the suspect or socially unconventional opinion they refuse to acknowledge.
*** Twice if he's willing to or does testify on behalf of the defense.
*** Finish your drink if he helps the ADA or detectives prove the defenses' psych argument is crap.
** Drink twice whenever he uses his authority as an FBI agent to help the case.

* Warner
** Drink whenever Dr. Warner reveals a surprising plot twist.
*** For an extra challenge, take another drink if the reaction [[QuipToBlack quips to black]].
** Drink whenever after the post-mortem examination, Warner tells the detectives to "promise [her] to catch the guy" or similar.