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Top 10 tips for safe drinking

10 tips and 10 steps towards safety...


Each one of us has cheat day in a week. A snack here and a binge there, a drink here and a dessert there.. this is how we treat ourselves to pamper the child in us to keep it motivated to “BEHAVE” the rest of the days in a year. Letting our heart to over-power our brain sometimes by letting ourselves lose by indulging in something more cheerful and then be unapologetic about it is a very important thing in life as it gives us very less opportunity in life to repent for not having fun later. A tiny bit of fun must be acceptable.

 

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Alcohol safety is one of the most talked-about topics where safety precautions are suggested in order to avoid any unpleasant accidents like drunk driving and any other alcohol-related crimes. Safety is also important to make sure that our health will not be affected to a level where the damage control stage has been passed long before any hope for a cure. What starts as a casual tradition must not take a form of addiction that would lead to serious circumstances like severe ill-health or death.

 

 

Safe driving requires safe driving techniques and safety precaution that would help you in driving safely. But driving tips are only and only restricted to following the lane and adhering to the traffic rules and regulations. What the save driving tips might sometimes miss out on, Galaxy Training Australia will include all those. The prime one being the driving while being an intoxicated tip, which has to be administered no matter which safest part of the globe you are in. “But how to avoid drinks when my best friend insists?”- You may ask. There are solutions to everything. Your safety is our priority and duty. Here are the Top 10 tips for you to follow while you are planning to go easy on alcohol and stay safe.

 

TOP 10 TIPS FOR SAFE DRINKING

 

1. KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DRINKING:

Have a clear knowledge about what you are sipping on to. This is the first rule to avoid DRINK SPIKING. Keep your eyes wide open and mind wide awake to ensure that your drink has nothing more than what you think you are indulging on. It is also important to have a fair knowledge about the drinks. The ratio, the amount of alcohol and the alcoholic content of each drink is extremely different. Stay safe and drink what you can digest. Trying to experiment when you are partying with a not-so-trustworthy company is a recipe for disaster.

 

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2. KEEP A TAB ON THE DRINK COUNT:

A glass more or a glass less – have a count of each and every glass you empty. The time you realise you cannot count more, that is the actual time when you gotta stop. Stop for your health and stop for your and other’s safety. You can also take the help of the bartender who can assist you with the number of drinks you ordered.

 

3. MAKE A SAFE AND SECURE PLAN:

Whenever you plan to have drinks with your friends or go alone pub-hopping, ensure that you have a good plan in hand. Make up your mind to restrict yourself one or two drinks. Anything above that is the royal road to intoxication. Safe drinking means safety in spite of getting drunk. Staying focused about your alcohol servings can curtail and a huge amount of drama.

 

4. DRINK ON AN EMPTY STOMACH IS A NO:

With nothing solid like actual food in your stomach, alcohol moves straight into your bloodstream. This will give you a buzz pretty much early. The blood alcohol concentration increases, the loss of control also shoots up. Eat, drink, and repeat.

 

5. HYDRATE YOURSELF WITH WATER:

Dehydration is one of the major concerns while you have a very bad hangover. Drinking water in between you alcohol gulps can prevent a big deal of harm to your organs either. Sipping the magical hydra will be of so much help that it prevents your liver from going under stress which occurs with the increase of alcohol concentration in your bloodstream.

 

6. SELECT LOW-ALCOHOLIC DRINKS:

There are multiple varieties of cocktails which are low on the alcohol concentration. It is a smart person’s choice to choose those in place of hard liquors that will not fall under the safe drink category.

 

 

7. PAY WITH CASH:

This may sound silly but yeah, paying with cash will make you look like you have shelled out a lot of money over drinks. After spending some big hard-earned money of yours, you will decide to stop at some point in time. This is a trick which also helps you in saving for your next drink day Friday!

 

8. CHOOSE YOUR BOOZE PARTNERS:

A random stranger and a guy or a lady you just met as your blind date is definitely not the right kind of the drinking buddy you would like to take you out with when you are planning to be a safe drinker that night. Try to have a reliable friend or a trustworthy partner as your drink mate on a safe night.

 

9. AVOID DRUNK DRIVING:

Driving to the bar is an easy job, but driving back might not be the same case. Hire a chauffeur or opt for a taxi that can safely ferry you home. Be safe not just from the drinks but also from the effects of drinking.

 

10. KNOW THE PREMISES:

This is important to know as a safe drinker and as well as a responsible friend of an intoxicated individual to know best about the place they are drinking. The exit doors, washrooms and the emergency stations nearby which can be of great help during the times of distress. It’s better to be safe than sorry. So knowing the place and understanding all the possibilities of staying safe is what having responsible fun is all about.

 

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Sunday, March 1, 2020 | by Galaxy Training Australia

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