If you choose to drink, here are some things you should consider to help make sure you stay in control.
Know your limit
Like anything you put into your body, it’s critical to your safety that you know exactly what it is, and how much it’s safe to have. Alcohol affects different people in different ways.
Keep an eye on how much you are drinking. Understand the national guidelines
and what a standard drink
Drink water between alcoholic drinks
Space out your drinks with water. Skip an alcoholic drink and have a non-alcoholic one instead. Always make sure you drink plenty of water. Dehydration is the main cause of a hangover so keep those waters coming!
Saying ‘no thanks’ to a drink in a social situation isn’t easy. Click to watch a video about how to “Say When
” to alcohol in different situations.
Don’t drink and drive – have a plan before you start drinking
Among your friends decide who won’t be drinking so they can be the designated driver. Alternatively, catch a taxi or, if you’re at a friend’s place, ask if you can stay the night.
Avoid mixing alcohol with prescription drugs
In some cases, it’s best not to drink alcohol while taking prescribed medication. Read the label carefully or check with your doctor or chemist if you’re not sure.
Avoid drinking too fast and playing drinking games
There are plenty of myths associated with drinking alcohol, but it’s a fact that the faster you drink, the worse the effects. So take it easy and definitely don’t play drinking games.