Like Europe and Canada, alcohol plays a major role in American culture,
especially when it comes to holiday parties, after work parties, engagement
parties, weddings, Super Bowl parties, bridal showers, and many other
types of gatherings. Alcohol is involved in almost every type of celebration
under the sun in the United States.
Regardless if you are a recent college graduate, a stay-at-home mom who
enjoys a few drinks with the girls, or a retired individual who is a self-proclaimed
wine connoisseur, adults of all ages and from all walks of life partake
in consuming alcoholic beverages. However, it is how you drink, where
you drink, and what you do afterwards that matters. To learn more about
how alcohol affects your body, check out this
blood alcohol concentration calculator provided by awareawakeal!ve.
Being a Responsible Drinker
If you are going to have a drink, or two or three, here are some tips that
can help you stay in control while still having a good time:
- The alcohol content varies widely in drinks, so check the label to find
the alcohol content of your drink. Even wines have a significant variation
when it comes to alcohol content.
- Watch out for top-ups – be sure to finish your glass before having
another drink. Otherwise, it’s easy to lose track of how much you
- Don’t forget to pace yourself. If you are going to be drinking over
several hours with friends, you could wind up drinking a lot more than
you realize. A great way to pace your drinking is to have a tall glass
of water in between each drink.
- It can be tempting to drink on an empty stomach because it allows for a
- but if you have a quick bite to eat beforehand, it will slow down the absorption
of alcohol in your bloodstream.
- Never accept drinks from complete strangers, and never leave your drink
unattended at a nightclub or a bar.
- Mixing drinking with swimming, bicycling, boating, rock climbing and other
sports can lead to injuries, and in some cases…criminal charges.
Be aware that consuming too many drinks, especially within a short timeframe
can lead to blackouts, otherwise known as
alcohol-induced amnesia. To avoid this from happening, pace yourself! If you’re going to
binge drink, do it from your own home and ONLY around trusted friends
or family and don’t get behind the wheel!
- If you are going out for a night on the town, or over to a party at a friend’s
house, plan how you’re going to get home before heading out for
the evening. If you don’t have a designated driver, you have other
options. Call a cab, take a public bus, or arrange to get a lift from
a sober driver. If you decide to walk home, do not walk through unlit
areas or dangerous neighborhoods, and never walk home alone in the dark.
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