• When going out to a club or day drinking you should always have someone to take you home after a couple of drinks.

• You may not be able to afford the alcohol on the top shelf in one night but it will be better than the cheap liquor.

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Alcohol intake is common among young people; every other Friday night or weekend youths are out in clubs partying.

Alcohol can either ruin your life entirely; or it can be a drink you could enjoy during your leisure. Most people get hangovers the next it's due to their alcohol intake.

There are several tips on how one can take alcohol responsibly without interfering with your day to day activities.

Here are some of the tips you should follow next time you are out having a drink;

Have a good meal

This should be the first thing you do before you start to drink.

Get a meal that is heavy enough to help you hold your liquor; food can help as you will drink on a full stomach.

Drinking alcohol on an empty stomach might cause health problems and can escalate your alcohol more than it would on a full stomach.

Don't mix alcohol with medication

If you have health complications, you should know better than to drink.

Taking alcohol with medication may cause more harm than good to you, ensure to look at your medications or consult your doctor on whether to drink.

Medicine requires a lot of water to be in your system, alcohol intake will cause a distraught to your as it dehydrates your body system.

To be sure consult a professional.

Designated driver

When going out to a club or day drinking you should always have someone to take you home after a couple of drinks.

This will ensure you get home safe, a designated driver is among the best tips you should have when drinking.

When drinking the mind is not able to process things as it would on a normal day, therefore get a friend who does not drink to take you home.

Avoid mixing alcohol

Having one type of drink is safe for you.

Alcohols have different percentages of impurities, when you mix too many drinks can cause damage the following day.

Ensure that your bartender is aware of the drinks mix in the cocktail to avoid having too much of something that may affect you.

Also, this might get you sick and a bad hangover and that's not what we would want; one should enjoy taking alcohol and be up on their business the following day.

Stick to expensive alcohol

Cheap liquor has more impurities than expensive ones; when a drink is 4 times distilled is better to drink and has a bearable taste.

You may not be able to afford the alcohol on the top shelf in one night but it will be better than the cheap liquor.

Slow down

Different people have different alcohol tolerance, when drinking you should take a slower pace.

It's easy to just gobble drinks down your throat but that will eventually catch up with you and you won't be able to handle your liquor.

Ensure to take your drink slowly, have one drink in an hour just to feel how your body takes it.

When to quit

When having alcohol and you are having a great time it is hard to tell yourself to stop.

You should limit yourself even before the night started on how many drinks you should have to contain yourself and still have a good time.

You can also talk to your friends and let them know what amount of alcohol you intend to have to ensure you are not too drunk.

The opinions expressed in this article are the writer's own. Do you agree or disagree?

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