The night before Thanksgiving is the biggest bar night of the year. People want to go out and celebrate with friends and family, but it is important to be safe when preparing for a night of drinking. Here are some alcohol safety tips to remember when going out tonight:
- Designate someone as the driver or get a taxi home. Some towns will have sobriety checkpoints to prevent people from driving under the influence.
- Don’t drink on an empty stomach. Have some food before or during your drinking to avoid getting intoxicated too quickly.
- Pace yourself. One drink per hour is best. One drink is constituted as 12 oz of beer, 5 oz of table wine, or 1.5 oz of 80 proof liquor.
- Never leave your drinks unattended or with someone you do not know.
- Alternate alcohol with water to keep yourself from becoming dehydrated.
- Travel in pairs; use the buddy system to prevent getting lost from your friends.
- When in doubt, throw it out. If the drink looks or smells strange, dump it.
- Don’t give into peer pressure, if you don’t want to drink then don’t.
- Your BAC is dependent on gender and weight. Check out some BAC charts below.
Have fun but be safe, don’t ruin your holiday weekend before it even starts. Remember, you don’t want to run into this guy tonight.
Happy Thanksgiving Eve!