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What do you say when someone offers you alcohol?

What do you say when someone offers you alcohol?

Simple statements could include:

  • “I’m driving.”
  • “I don’t drink.”
  • “I want to keep a clear head.”
  • “It makes me sick.”
  • “I’m too busy to be hungover tomorrow.”
  • “I have more fun sober.”
  • “I’m in recovery.”

Will 2 beers a day hurt you?

Drinking one alcoholic beverage per day or drinking alcohol on at least 3 to 4 days per week is a good rule of thumb for people who drink alcohol. But don’t drink more than two drinks per day. More than two drinks daily can increase the risk of over-all death as well as dying from heart disease.

What is an acceptable time to have a beer?

Roughly one in eight (13\%) say 6 p.m. or later is the earliest acceptable time, while nine percent of Americans say it’s fine to grab a libation before 10 a.m. Men (13\%) are more likely than women (7\%) to say 10 a.m. or earlier is appropriate to raise a glass.

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How do you tell friends you don’t want to drink?

Here are a few suggestions for how to tell friends you’re not drinking:

  1. I’m cutting back on alcohol for a while.
  2. No thanks, I’m taking it easy tonight.
  3. I’m driving tonight, so no drinks for me.
  4. I’m sticking with soda tonight, thanks.
  5. No thank you!

Is 5 beers a day too much?

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, drinking is considered to be in the moderate or low-risk range for women at no more than three drinks in any one day and no more than seven drinks per week. For men, it is no more than four drinks a day and no more than 14 drinks per week.

Is a 12 pack of beer a day too much?

In summary, if you’re wondering how many beers a day is safe, the answer for most people is one to two. Drinking more than that on a regular basis can put you at risk, and often reverse any health benefits of drinking beer. It’s a fine line to walk.

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Can I drink beer empty stomach?

Drinking alcohol on an empty stomach is dangerous. It affects the way your body processes alcohol. While having an alcoholic drink or two may not affect you, binge drinking on an empty stomach will significantly raise your blood alcohol level. This can cause unpleasant and potentially toxic side effects.

What do you do when someone offers you a drink?

The person offering you a drink may not know you are trying to cut down or stop, and his or her level of insistence may vary. It’s a good idea to plan a series of responses in case the person persists, from a simple refusal to a more assertive reply.

How do you politely say no to a drink?

If you expect to be offered a drink, you’ll need to be ready to deliver a convincing “no, thanks.” Your goal is to be clear and firm, yet friendly and respectful. Avoid long explanations and vague excuses, as they tend to prolong the discussion and provide more of an opportunity to give in.

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How do I overcome the urge to drink?

Take a moment to think about situations where you feel direct or indirect pressure to drink or to drink too much. You can use the form linked below to write them down. Then, for each situation, choose some resistance strategies from below, or come up with your own.

When should I seek help if I’m struggling to quit drinking?

If you choose to try it on your own and at any point feel you need more help, then seek support (see Help Links ). Even if you are committed to changing your drinking, “social pressure” to drink from friends or others can make it hard to cut back or quit.