tis the season (pt.2of6)

Posted on November 22, 2010

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Last week, the Mayor’s Health Line blog had informed people about alcohol consumption and DWI. Today we will go over ways to avoid DWI or preventing overindulgent drinking.  Let’s begin with the basics:

  • DON’T DRINK and DRIVE. DWI is something that could be easily be avoided if you follow this rule.
  • Assign a designated driver. Make sure if you are going to drink have someone that is sober to drive you back home.
  • Catch the taxi, it is a few dollars saved worth the risk of driving under the influence.
  • Stay over at the location or home you are at, if the host is throwing a party and are serving drinks they will usually be happy to help you be responsible and allow you to stay over the night.
  • Drink with moderation.
  • Never drink because you feel pressured. Drink when it is right for you.
  • Avoid drinking sweet alcoholic drinks. People tend to drink more if they can’t sense the alcohol. This can help you also cut down on your calorie intake.
  • Don’t drink and stay stationary. Try to be active. This helps quickly eliminate the effects of alcohol.
  • Eat something high in proteins like meat or peanuts to help your body process the alcohol and minimize the effects.

 

Heres some sites for more information on general alcohol consumption.

http://family.samhsa.gov/monitor/drinking_driving.aspx

http://www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/DrinkingAndDriving.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short-term_effects_of_alcohol

http://medlineplus.org

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