Top tips for drinking responsibly
Don't drink on an empty stomach. Eat something preferably carbohydrates -before you start drinking and snack between drinks. Eating slows alcohol absorption and gives you more energy to enjoy yourself.
Alternate your drinks with water. It helps to keep you hydrated and slow your drinking rate. And consume a glass of water before you go to sleep.
Choose a smaller bottle or glass.
Avoid top ups.
Avoid top ups so you can keep track of your alcohol intake.
Drinking soft drinks between drinks can help pace an evening.
Beware of rounds.
Stay in control (and save cash) by opting for smaller rounds or giving rounds a miss.
Consider your gender.
If you are female, be aware that alcohol will affect you more than males because female bodies contain less water.
Designate a driver.
Agree a designated driver amongst your group of friends before you leave home or make sure you can organise for a taxi home.
Take a break.
Be sure to allow plenty of time in between evenings out to give your body a chance to rest and recuperate. And stay in tip-top condition.