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Drink Responsibly & Stay Safe!


Drink Responsibly & Stay Safe

Drinking comes with its own set of responsibilities. It is very important to understand the guidelines and follow them for both social and health reasons. Here are some things to keep in mind when you intend on drinking the night away:


  1. Be aware of the legal drinking age. This is the minimum age set at which a person is legally allowed to drink or purchase alcohol. This differs across countries; it’s 18 years in the UK, 21 in India and the USA and even 16 in some countries like Italy. Drinking age may be different from the minimum legal age to purchase alcohol in some countries.
  2. People with illnesses, medical history or on medication should consult doctors or medical practitioners for specific advice on alcohol consumption.
  3. Watch how much you’re drinking. Many countries follow a maximum recommended gram intake per day. In general, the medically accepted intake is 12 to 24g of alcohol per day for women and 24 to 32g for men. The WHO has some drinking guidelines (mentioned below), which if broken consistently can cause health risks.

– Women should not exceed 2 drinks a day on average.

– Men should not exceed 3 drinks a day on average.

– No one should exceed 4 drinks on any one occasion.

– Alcohol should not be consumed in these situations: Driving, pregnancy, certain work situations.

– Everyone should abstain from drinking at least once a week.


  1. Adhere to legal BAC (blood alcohol concentration) limits for driving. It is the amount of alcohol in the bloodstream. The legal limit of BAC is 0.03% or 30mg per 100ml of blood. If a person found driving a car has a BAC level higher than that, he or she can face legal action and possible imprisonment.


Taking a standard drink as 10g alcohol, a man’s BAC will normally increase by 20mg for each standard drink (and decrease by 1 standard drink an hour). A woman’s BAC will increase by between 20-30mg for each standard drink and will decrease by 3/4th of a drink an hour. Keep in mind that BAC is also influenced by food consumption with alcohol, higher when alcohol consumed on an empty stomach but will be recorded for a longer period of time on a full stomach.



Responsible drinking is happy drinking!

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