Think before you drink tips this festive season

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As Christmas approaches, it can be hard not to get carried away with the ‘good cheer.’ First come the society/club Christmas celebrations. Then the Christmas catch-ups with friends, swiftly followed by family festivities – and that’s all before we get to New Year’s Eve. It’s easy to see how the units in drinks can quickly add up. What might not be so clear is the how they’re affecting your health and wellbeing. Here’s some tips on how you can drink wisely this Christmas!!  

  1. Try allocating Drink Free Days several days every week when you don’t drink. This will help you reduce the overall amount you drink. 
  1. Avoid peer pressure, don’t do it and don’t succumb to it.  
  1. Don’t drink on an empty stomach. A healthy meal before you go out or start drinking, and snacks between drinks can help to slow down the absorption of alcohol, helping you stay in control. 
  1. Pre-drink responsibly and keep in mind how much you intend to drink while you’re out.  
  1. Try having a no or low alcohol alternative 
  1. If you’re heading out to a Christmas party, make your plans in advance on how you'll get home, with a licensed taxi or cab, and with people that you trust. Remember that anyone can be vulnerable during this time. 

Almost two-thirds (61%) of drinkers in the UK claim they over-indulge on alcohol over the festive season, while one in five (18%) say they typically experience more hangovers during this period. Please be safe this holiday season.  

More information of Drug and Alcohol use can be found on our website, including links to relevant support services! 

Almost two-thirds (61%) of drinkers in the UK claim they over-indulge on alcohol over the festive season, while one in five (18%) say they typically experience more hangovers during this period. Please be safe this holiday season.  

More information of Drug and Alcohol use can be found on our website, including links to relevant support services! 

 

Thanks,

Sabina (AberSU President)

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