The Holidays are upon on and that means, for many, Holiday cocktails with family and friends. There is nothing wrong with enjoying an adult beverage every now and then. There are tons of delicious drink recipes out there to serve during the Holidays. But if you’re the visitor or if you’re all out at a restaurant or bar then you either all need a sober driver or you really need to know your personal limit. Or both.
No two people handle the same amount of alcohol the same way. And you may not handle the same amount of the same alcohol the same way on 2 separate occasions. Things like weight, food consumption, medications taken, and even experience can play a role in how alcohol affects you. For me, I get a buzz pretty quickly but it takes quite a bit for me to actually get drunk. If I only drink a little it wears off pretty quickly. It also depends on what I’m drinking. Some things tend to last longer and affect me quicker. The main thing is, don’t drink and drive.
If you’re in doubt about whether you are good to go there are websites that offer a safe driving calculator to help you determine your limits. They take into consideration your weight, how many drinks you’ve had and in how many hours. They don’t know you personally though so they are to be used only as a guide in helping to determine and realize how much you’ve had to drink. I would suggest no more than 1 – 2 drinks over the course of several hours if you plan on driving.
Know when not to drive! I’ve done several posts on the fact that even buzzed driving is drunk driving. You’re still impaired and fuzzy headed and shouldn’t be behind the wheel. Or on a horse. Wait, what?
Someone was on the news for being arrested once for “driving while intoxicated on a vehicle other than a vehicle” or something like that. They were on a horse! True story. There was another instance of someone drunk on a riding mower but the horse one takes the cake.
Regardless, please be safe and enjoy the Holidays. Don’t do anything that could possibly get your or someone else hurt. Know your alcohol limitations and please, please, please don’t drink and drive!!!!
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