Drink Responsibly.Posted: March 14, 2012
We’ve all heard this before, but it’s important. Even a small amount of beer can impair your judgement, so don’t put yourself in a position where you can harm yourself, others, or turn into a complete fool.
Here are some ways to acheive this:
Drink Better. Drink Less.
There’s plenty of beer to be had, with plenty of time, so pace yourself. Drink for flavor, not just for impact. Always practice moderation when drinking. Get to know your limits, and don’t exceed them. If you feel that moment of absolute cheer, take a break, grab a water and some food.
Hydrate & Eat.
Water is your friend. Drink plenty of it, to help detoxify and counteract the alcohol stripping water from your system.
Eating also replenishes the system, slows down your rate of consumption, and helps to absorb alcohol so you don’t find yourself inebriated after a few beers. However, though eating will slow the absorption of alcohol, it won’t necessarily stop its impact.
Know Your ABVs.
Not all beers are alike, and many of today’s beers can be rather high in alcohol, and in sneaky way. We’re talking 7 to 25 percent alcohol by volume (ABV)! Find out what the ABV of a beer is before you consume.