Some nights out don’t end so well. And what do those nights all seem to have in common? A few too many drinks. But hey, here’s the good news: you control how much booze touches your lips!Have a few less so you don’t end up like these drinkers ›
You go out to forget about your worries and have a fun night with friends. But as you keep drinking, those worries just keep getting worse. Then your ex texts you back with a simple “you’re drunk”—and your friends instinctively reach for the tissues.HOW CAN I CHANGE? I KNOW THAT PERSON!
The Frequent Fighter
You’re all smiles for the first few drinks. A few drinks later, you swear someone looked at you funny from across the bar. Now a stranger just bumped your shoulder—and it’s on. Have fun explaining that black eye to your boss on Monday morning.HOW CAN I CHANGE? I KNOW THAT PERSON!
In just a few drinks, that person on the dance floor went from “meh” to “oh yeaaah”. A few drinks later, you’re making out so hard that you don’t realize the cab is headed to the suburbs. Now the morning light is streaming in and you’re sneaking out. Fast.HOW CAN I CHANGE? I KNOW THAT PERSON!
The Party Puker
You start at home with beers and cheese puffs. Once you hit the bar, it’s a free-for-all. Shots, pints, cocktails…was that glass of red wine? A few bites into your donair and it decides to come back up to say hi—along with everything else in your stomach.HOW CAN I CHANGE? I KNOW THAT PERSON!
The Disappearing Act
The whole crew is hitting the dance floor tonight. After a few of your favourite jams, you realize you’ve had a few too many of your favourite drinks. Before anyone can notice, you stumble out. Now your friends are worried—and you’re all alone.HOW CAN I CHANGE? I KNOW THAT PERSON!
The Shining Example
Don’t see yourself in any of those drinkers? Congrats! You might be The Shining Example.
You know how to have a good time, every time. You hit a local hotspot for some great drinks, awesome food and loads of atmosphere. All night long, you’re in control. You get home safe—then wake up without any regrets. Well played.
So you’re ready to have more fun and less regrets. Good call. Just one problem: drinking a few less seems easier in theory than it does once you’ve started.Try these tips to take control
of your night ›
EAT. then Eat some more.
Getting drunk faster on an empty stomach isn’t just a story. It’s science. Most booze gets into your blood from the small intestine. If food’s taking up some of that real estate, alcohol gets absorbed slower. So go ahead. Order that combo platter.
When you treat drinking like a race, you stumble over the finish line. So order something you enjoy, then take your time to enjoy it. Grab some waters in between too. They’ll space out your drinks—and put you on a hydrated path to being hangover-free.
Count those dollar dollar bills, y’all.
“Ugh…how much did I spend last night?” (Hint: too much.) Start taking a set amount of cash to the bar and it’ll put a cap on how much you spend—and how much you drink. Both will result in you feeling better the next morning.
Find good friends.
Keep good friends.
Real friends look out for each other—and still know how to have a good time. When you’re heading out for drinks, stick with friends you can trust. And be a good friend in return. Having fun is a lot easier when you know you’re safe.