In light of Alcohol Awareness Week, let's take a look at the top ways to drink responsibly...
Line your stomach
Or your night will be cut short. It is particularly good to eat high protein foods such as cheese and peanuts, which help to slow the absorption of alcohol into the circulatory system.
Get a taxi!
But if you do end up walking home, go with a group that you know and always stick to well-lit areas.
Skip a drink now and then
When out or at a party, have a non-alcoholic drink between the alcoholic one to keep your blood alcohol concentration down.
Respect individuals who do not wish to drink
Drinking isn’t for everyone and that’s fine – let people decide for themselves how they want to enjoy their night.
Don’t leave your drink lying around
Or accept one from somebody you don’t know. If there’s any doubt, it’s better to leave it and buy another.
Stick to these golden rules of drinking and enjoy a night out you can remember.
Hopefully, it'll minimise those silly things some of us are known to do after a few, and you will wake up with no regrets, like for example...
Texting the ex
This is never a good idea, especially at 2am!
Spending a fortune
You may feel like a millionaire when your loan lands, but reality is you’re a student living of beans on toast and pot noodles.
Telling your deepest darkest secrets when intoxicated is all well and good, as long as you remember who you've told when sober.
Open the floodgates
Having a little too much fun can, in many circumstances, end in one too many tears. You don’t want to be that person wallowing in the corner of the club.
Despite what you might've heard, you don't need to be ridiculously drunk to have a good night! The best nights are usually the ones you've stayed out, chatted, and danced the night away.
Want to keep track of your alcohol intake? Download the Drinkaware app. It lets you check how much you're spending to stop you going overboard and into your overdraft...