Helpful tips on responsible alcohol consumption

The following are some helpful tips on responsible alcohol consumption:

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Feel free to take a drink, but know when and how to say no or stop;

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Do not drink too much: men should have no more than three units per day, women no more than two units per day;

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Do not drink too much in one go;

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Drink to enjoy the drink, not to get drunk;

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Alternate drinks: try some water or soda in between alcoholic drinks;

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When drinking, eat something: a full stomach reduces the speed at which alcohol enters the blood;

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Do not drink when feeling tired or ill;

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Do not drink when driving, before or during sports, and before or during work;

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When thirsty, drink something that quenches first, like mineral water;

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If you want to start drinking less, set clear rules for yourself and follow up on them. E.g.: I will only drink in the weekends and on special occasions;

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Stop drinking completely or for a couple of days: this will help break the habit;

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Ask yourself why you are drinking: do you have a good reason for it, or is it because you can no longer do without it?

If the above tips do not help you keep your alcohol consumption at a responsible level, ask an expert for advice.