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Drinking Smart – Steps to be taken at home
February 10, 2011
Chris M. Alexander
To help people stay safe and adapt sensible drinking behavior, it is recommended that they drink in moderation and consume a certain amount of alcohol that is safe and will not put others at risk. The risk involved when one consumes without any moderation and that in turns increases our alcohol level & could lead to alcohol dependency & other serious harms. Drink smart!
Drink Alcoholic Beverages in Moderation
Alcohol is part of society whether we like it or not. It is consumed by a large number of people on a regular basis. However, consuming too much alcohol is dangerous and can lead to many problems. So if you decide to drink, then drink smart. Limit your intake of alcoholic beverages and know your limits.
Harms of Drinking Alcohol
Smart drinking involves knowing the limit and risks of drinking alcohol. Responsible individuals do not drink more than they can handle, or drink and drive. Drinking too much alcohol is risky and can lead to psychological and physical problems and alcohol dependency. Excessive drinking also puts ones health and well being at risk. Individuals who drink alcohol may have developed some problems without realizing that it is because of alcohol. The following can be linked to alcohol consumption:
- Tooth decay
- Alcohol dependency
- Withdrawals anxiety
- Alcohol poisoning
- Mouth and throat cancers
- Weight gain
- Liver damage
- Liver cancer
Steps you can Take at Home to Drinking Smart and Being Responsible
Responsible drinking begins at home. Your drinking habits at home typically follow the same pattern when you go out and drink. So if you are a heavy drinker at home, you will likely drink in excess when you go out to parties, bars or to a friend’s house. Here are some things you can do at home to drink responsibly and drink smart.
Don’t forget to eat: If you plan to drink, eat first before you leave home. Do not drink on an empty stomach.
Limit your intake: Drink in moderation and know when it is time to stop.
Drink smart: Cut back on the amount of alcoholic beverage you drink at home.
Don’t drink and drive: If you have been drinking at home or anywhere, do no drive, hire a designated driver instead.
Take your time: Drink slowly and do not binge drink, or drink at a pace that will get you drunk quickly.
Don’t let the pressure get to you: Drink on special occasions only, and not on a daily or regular basis. Do not abuse alcohol, and do not let others influence your drinking behavior.
The key to drinking alcohol is – DRINK SMART!
Tags: Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Consumption, Drink Smart, Moderate Drinking
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