Now that national restrictions have lifted in England, we can all enjoy a more active social life – but when you do, remember to drink safely and keep an eye on your alcohol intake. Here are some simple steps to help you stay safe when you’re out:
- If you’re heading out to a pub or bar, plan your transport in advance or appoint a designated driver. Never be tempted to drink and drive, and do not get in a car with a driver who has been drinking. You do not have to feel or appear ‘drunk’ to be over the limit – read about alcohol and the law.
- Try to keep track of how much you are drinking. You can do this by planning a ‘drinks budget’ or using tips and trackers. Take a look at DrinkAware’s free tools and trackers to help you do this on the move.
- Alternate alcoholic drinks with soft drinks or water
- Drink slowly – don’t rush to drink as much as you can in one session
- Avoid binge-drinking