Function Venue Melbourne: Get to Know Your Own Drinking
It’s worth giving some thought to your own pattern of drinking and how you can manage it so you enjoy alcohol safely. Function Venue Melbourne: Get to Know Your Own Drinking
Tips for managing your drinking– Function Venue Melbourne
- Eat before or while drinking and avoid salty snacks, which make you thirsty.
- Be assertive – don’t be pressured into drinking more than you want or intend to.
- Know your limits and stick to them.
- Stay busy – don’t just sit and drink. Dance or have a game of pool if you’re at a pub.
- Try not to confuse large measures of alcohol with standard measures, eg a glass of wine served at a party or at home may be much larger than the standard 125mls.
- Keep track of your drinks and don’t let people top up your drink until it’s finished.
- Try alternating alcoholic drinks with water or other non-alcoholic drinks. Add plenty of mixer to your drinks to make them last longer.
- Avoid rounds, ‘shouts’ and kitties – drink at your own pace, not someone else’s.
- Drink slowly – take sips not gulps.
Drinking myths– Function Venue Melbourne
Don’t believe everything you hear about alcohol. Here’s some help with those frequently aired myths. Function Venue Melbourne: Get to Know Your Own Drinking
Alcohol is good for the heart– Function Venue Melbourne
Research shows that moderate drinking (one or two units of alcohol a day) may reduce the risk of developing heart disease ONLY for men aged over 40 years or women who’ve been through menopause. There is NO evidence that non-drinkers should start drinking alcohol. Function Venue Melbourne: Get to Know Your Own Drinking
Alcohol cheers me up– Function Venue Melbourne
Drinking too much tends to make you focus on your problems rather than forget them. Alcohol is a depressant and, in the long run, could make it more difficult for you to cope with any problems you already have. Drinking too much could also lead to new problems, such as illness, an accident or financial difficulties. Function Venue Melbourne: Get to Know Your Own Drinking
Beer will make me less drunk than spirits– Function Venue Melbourne
One unit of beer contains the same amount of alcohol as one unit of spirits (but various drinks may affect people’s moods differently).
Drinking coffee will sober me up– Function Venue Melbourne
Drinking coffee will make you a ‘wide awake’ drunk. Caffeine in coffee is a stimulant, so you might feel more alert, but it does not make you sober.
I’ll be fine in the morning– Function Venue Melbourne
It takes approximately one hour for your liver to process (metabolise) one unit of alcohol. Sleep will not affect this and you will not necessarily be sober in the morning. This depends on the number of units you drank the night before. You can still be over the legal drink-driving limit the next morning. Function Venue Melbourne: Get to Know Your Own Drinking
I’ll be okay if I drink plenty of water before I go to bed– Function Venue Melbourne
This may reduce the symptoms of a hangover by preventing dehydration, but it won’t make you any less drunk or protect you from the damaging effects of alcohol. Function Venue Melbourne: Get to Know Your Own Drinking
Alcohol-related problems are mostly caused by ‘alcoholics’– Function Venue Melbourne
Immediate problems like motor accidents, violent assaults and accidental injury are mostly caused by moderate drinkers who occasionally overdo it. Function Venue Melbourne: Get to Know Your Own Drinking