How to Party Responsibly for Dummies (Drinking for Dummies)
Consider the following scenario: For the first time in a long time, you're out with pals, enjoying some much-needed catch-up time and a few (possibly pricey) adult beverages. Your favourite song begins to be played by the cover band. Someone has placed an order for a round of shots. You slam one down, step out onto the dance floor, and—bam! The remainder of your night passes you by in a blur. But what about the next morning? You'll remember how you feel for a long time.
It's fine if any of this describes you. We've all been in that situation. You can reduce your hangovers and boost your party game with the appropriate knowledge and a little self-control.
Tip: Stuff your face with food.
That is, when it comes to food. Food coats and shields your stomach from the acidity of alcohol, particularly strong liquor. As a result, the more food you consume prior to a night of drinking, the better. Before you go out, and while you're gone, try to eat something. Throw a fiber-rich granola bar in your bag before leaving home if you're trying to eat well (or if you're trying to save money). Snack on it later while having a drink or two—the fibre will help your body digest the alcohol more slowly.
Take a multivitamin to help you avoid a hangover.
Your mother instilled in you the importance of taking your vitamins. It turned out she was correct! A multivitamin is beneficial to your overall health, but its components can also aid in the prevention of hangovers.
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Everyone knows that drinking a lot of water before and after drinking alcohol is a good idea. But did you know that while drinking alcohol, sipping water can actually help? It's harder to consume as much alcohol when your stomach is full of water, and staying hydrated between drinks will also help you avoid a severe hangover the next morning.
Pro tip: Don't eat anything to help you recover from a hangover.
While it may be tempting to get out of bed and head to any (and every) drive-through within a three-mile radius, hangover food isn't as beneficial as you believe. Instead of a greasy burger, opt for a vitamin-rich option. Right now, your body requires them more than ever!
Take it seriously, as a pro tip.
Some people are capable of managing their alcohol consumption. Others are unable to do so. If drinking is interfering with your day-to-day life, stopping you from working, spending time with family, or living a healthy lifestyle, it may be time to take a step back and reconsider your drinking habits.
Don't drive if you've had too much to drink.
Ever. This should be self-evident. When you get behind the wheel of a car after drinking, you are endangering yourself, your family, and everyone else on the road. And there's nothing worth it.