If you drink quickly, your body takes longer to recover. Try a ‘spacer’. For every drink with alcohol have an alcohol-free drink like water, pop or juice.
Drinking slowly is safer
Take your time and have no more than 2 alcoholic drinks in any 3 hours. Avoid drinking games that require ‘chugging’. If you drink a large amount of alcohol in a short period of time your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) will rise quickly and increase your risk for problems.
Your body has limits
Here are ways to help reduce long-term health risks:
10 drinks a week, with no more than 2 drinks a day most days
15 drinks a week, with no more than 3 drinks a day most days
Plan at least 2 non-drinking days every week so you don’t develop a habit.
We all have reasons to celebrate. You can reduce your risk of harm including injuries from falls, motor vehicle crashes, or abusive or violent behaviour by limiting alcoholic drinks to no more than 3 drinks for women or 4 drinks for men on these occasions.