Party Smarter: Plan - Prepare - Pace
December 30, 2009 - TRC - By Shannon Bishop, Community Partnership Specialist
Plan - Where are you going ? Who are you going with ? How are you getting home ?
Prepare - Eat, drink water, and make sure you take just enough money to have a good time. Leave the credit cards at home !
Pace – Limit how much you drink in a night.
Why Should You Care ?
Well, in addition to having to suffer through a hangover, having no money, cleaning up vomit, repairing friendships or much worse – sometimes the amount you drink can be a signal that you may have a problem with alcohol.
Does Size Matter ?
When it comes to alcoholic drinks, the size and amount of alcohol varies widely. And if you’ve decided that you are only going to drink a certain number of drinks in an evening, you should know what “one drink” means. One beer can is generally 5% alcohol – so one “drink” would be one 12 ounce beer. One shot of liquor – 1.5 oz – is equal to one drink. One mixed drink, assuming it has just one shot of liquor, is also 1.5 oz of alcohol and is equal to one drink.
Where can I find more information ?
The following websites are great resources to learn more about the dangers overindulging, whether you or someone you know has a problem, and ways to achieve a healthier lifestyle.
The Piscataquis Public Health Council, located on the Mayo Regional Hospital campus at 883 West Main Street in Dover-Foxcroft also has resources on hand. Please contact Shannon Bishop, Community Partnership Specialist for more information at 564-4184.
NOTE - This article reflects the views of the author and not necessarily those of the TRC Alliance Team.