When it comes to the size of your drink, size matters.
Most, but not all, adults can safely consume ONE DRINK PER HOUR and not reach a 0.08 BAC level. However, there are many factors that play into this including individual tolerance, genetic predisposition, the speed of consumption, food intake, etc.
It actually takes a little brainpower to know what “one” or a “standard” drink is. And that means that you have to plan ahead and not wait until you’ve got a buzz on to manage your drinking. Because a Baker to Vegas mug is NOT just one beer!
People often believe they’ve “only had two drinks” when in fact, they’ve had three to four!
The way alcohol is sold and marketed is designed to increase consumption. It’s not only designed to increase the total number of drinks one consumes, but the alcohol content in any “one” standard drink.
- For example, a micro-beer may actually contain 8% – 10% alcohol; at 10% alcohol, “one” drink is actually equivalent to two drinks.
- When a buddy pours you a mixed drink, they probably don’t use a jigger to measure. They’re likely pouring the equivalent of two drinks worth of alcohol compared to what they would have if they had actually measured.
- Tip the bartender well and your next “one” drink has got enough alcohol in it to count as two drinks.
You get what we mean?
Remember those arithmetical proofs in high school? Here’s proof that 1 + 1 = 3 when it comes to certain glasses of wine.
If you drink, know how much alcohol you’re going to consume at any one time
Plan how many real drinks you’ll have, and
NEVER GET BEHIND THE WHEEL OF A VEHICLE WHEN YOU, YOUR BUDDY OR BAR HOST THINK YOU’VE HAD TOO MUCH.
Use a Designated Driver
Stay put until You’re Sober
Hit the Cot Room
ANYTHING but drive…