5 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Drinking

Although drinking is legal, and an acceptable addition to many different social situations, it doesn’t mean that it always leads to positive results. Alcohol should be consumed intelligently; otherwise, it can lead to severe consequences and even result in criminal charges.

Here are some of the most important things that you should avoid at all costs when drinking alcohol.


Under no circumstances should you operate a vehicle after consuming alcohol. Even if you only consume a few glasses, you may feel like you’re ok to drive; however, the law doesn’t agree.

One of the biggest causes of deaths on the road is drunk driving. When you get behind the wheel after drinking, you’re not only putting yourself in danger but everyone else on the road as well.

If you drink, you should arrange a ride either by cab or with a designated driver.

Calling an Ex

There’s nothing like a few glasses of alcohol to get you feeling sentimental. Despite what your head may be telling you, you should not pick up the phone and dial your ex. Now is not the time to rehash the past.

Alcohol has a funny way of making you feel like suddenly everything is clear, when, in fact, you lack more clarity than you realize. No matter how much you may be convinced that it’s time to pick up the phone, you should wait until the next day. More than likely you’ll be relieved you didn’t make the call!

Going on Social Media

Social media, much like calling your ex, is something better left to sobriety. When you’re drinking, you have a lack of filter and may say things you regret.

You may end up posting photos or comments that you don’t remember posting. You’re better off putting your phone away completely when you start drinking.

Taking Prescription Medication

It’s vital that you never mix prescription medication with alcohol unless your doctor gives you permission. Not only can it lessen the effects of whatever medication you’re on, but it can also have the opposite effect. In some cases, it may amplify the effects of alcohol and leave you incapacitated.

Failing To Drink Water

Water is vital for your well-being with or without alcohol. However, when you’re drinking, it’s especially important. Alcohol dehydrates your body and can be dangerous when combined with heavy sun.

If you’ve ever felt a pounding headache the day after drinking, it’s a result of dehydration. Be sure that you are alternating a glass of water with each glass of alcohol.

By avoiding these dangerous mistakes and consuming in moderation, you can maintain a healthy relationship with alcohol and hopefully avoid unnecessary mishaps.

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