Steer clear of these until any alcohol's properly out of your system!
1. Taking part in sports, physical activity or exercise
You are more likely to become dehydrated, leaving you feeling unwell. Also, you won’t feel as energetic because of how the alcohol affects your body.
2. Social media posting
If you’ve had a drink you might post something on social media that you will regret the next day or something that could get you into trouble
3. Going it alone
Stick with your group of friends rather than heading off anywhere alone as you could get lost or find yourself in trouble and needing help
4. Driving a car, motorbike or scooter – or being the passenger of a driver who has been drinking
Alcohol affects your vision, reaction times and overall driving ability. If you drink and drive you will be putting yourself and other road users at risk.
5. Drugs and energy drinks
Mixing alcohol with drugs or energy drinks can be dangerous as there’s no way of knowing how they will react with each other and affect you.
how to get help
If you have any more questions on this area or would like to speak to somebody about this topic, have a look at the links or search for your local services in the blue box below. Alternatively you can always contact your public health nurse.
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