How to be a Responsible Drinker
If you cannot avoid drinking alcohol totally then learning how to drink responsibly to avoid becoming a nuisance to your loved ones and community is important. There are some key tips that will go a long way to help you checkmate your alcohol intake. Being responsible with alcohol will not only keep you safe but also people around you.
What Does it Mean to Drink Responsibly
- To be in control of yourself after drinking
- To respect your limits when drinking
- To respect everyone’s right during and after drinking
Tips for Responsible Drinking
Know your limit: If you must drink then you should know what you can safely handle. Never be carried away by how much your colleagues are able to take. Keep to your limits and be strict about it. Stop drinking as soon as you notice you’re getting drunk.
Don’t drink and drive: I will say this again, don’t drink and drive. Its risky and deadly. Apart from the fines and legal actions you may suffer when caught you can injure yourself, others on the road or even kill yourself or others around. If you must drink don’t drive and if you must drive don’t drink.
Avoid mixing alcohol with other drugs: Avoid this like a plague. Mixing prescription or recreational drugs with alcohol can be harmful especially if you’re doing it for the first time. You cannot be sure the reaction that the alcohol may have with the drugs. If you must take your drugs don’t drink and vice versa.
Appoint a Driver: If it happens you have to drink for that moment then get a designated driver that will drive you home.
Beware of unfamiliar drink: There are new drinks coming into the market every now and then. Don’t be carried away by the adverts or what others are saying about it. Stick to your brand. If you must try it then do it with a lot of caution.
Eat good food before or while you drink: Don’t take alcohol on empty stomach. Some good things you can eat while you drink are those with high protein like peanuts and cheese. They help slow the absorption of alcohol with the circulatory system.
Respect the right of those who don’t drink: Don’t force them to drink. Respect their rights as they do yours.
These tips will go a long way to help you keep your drinking in check. You can be responsible with alcohol drinking.