If you’ve noticed you’re drinking a little too much when you’re out for the night or at a social gathering there are some things you can do to rein in your drinking, for your health, safety and reputation.
It is recommended that we do not exceed 2 standard alcoholic beverages a day but sometimes we can find ourselves drinking a little too much on any one occasion. In this situation we can,
1. Start to drink slowly. This is important because it helps you drink more mindfully and aware of your drinking. It also helps you recognise your limits.
2. If you haven’t finished your drink, don’t let the host or your mates pressure you into accepting a new one. You can often lose track of how many you’ve had.
3. Don’t expect an alcoholic drink to quench your thirst. If you’re thirsty, drink water or juice instead.
4. Make sure you eat before you drink and alternate one alcoholic drink with one non-alcoholic drink.
Follow these tips and you’re sure to enjoy your night out way more.