Myths of Sobriety

bigstock-Beautiful-brunette-woman-drink-42336709There are several myths surrounding drinking that can be potentially dangerous, so it is important to understand what is fact and what is fiction when consuming alcohol. Knowing the truth can help everyone make smarter decisions, especially when it comes to such important choices as whether or not to get behind the wheel of a car.

Eating a big meal before you drink will help you stay sober. The truth is that having a full stomach will only slow the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream. It will not prevent it. You can still get drunk after eating a large meal.

Quick fixes for being drunk; Cold showers, coffee, and fresh air. The truth is that none of these things help your body to process alcohol any quicker. While, you may feel more sober, it is only an illusion. The only true cure for drunkenness is time.

Beer is less intoxicating than other alcoholic beverages. One average sized can of beer contains the same amount of alcohol as a four ounce glass of wine or an average mixed drink.

Drinking only one drink per hour can prevent drunkenness. The liver can only process so much alcohol at a certain time. Once the liver is at its maximum capacity alcohol quickly enters the bloodstream. If you are drinking small quantities over a long time, you are still going to get drunk.

Sucking on pennies will lower your Blood Alcohol Content reading. The only thing this will do is make your mouth taste like copper and introduce tons of germs to your body from dirty money.

Everyone reacts to alcohol the same way. Just because one person can handle a certain amount of alcohol does not mean that another person will react the same way. The way your body reacts to and processes alcohol is determined by many different factors including weight and tolerance.

When it comes to drinking it is important to be well informed. Having the right information can make all the difference between a fun night out and a mistake you may regret later.

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