Don't drink on an empty stomach. Eat something preferably carbohydrates -before you start drinking and snack between drinks. Eating slows alcohol absorption and gives you more energy to enjoy yourself.
Know your limits.
Daily guidelines are 3-4 units for men and 2-3 units for women. Units do not always equate to one drink – often it’s more.
Avoid top ups.
Avoid top ups so you can keep track of your alcohol intake.
Beware of rounds.
Stay in control (and save cash) by opting for smaller rounds or giving rounds a miss.
Designate a driver.
Before you leave home or make sure you have cash for a taxi home.
Alternate your drinks with water.
It helps to keep you hydrated and slow your drinking rate. And down a glass of water before you go to sleep.
Choose a smaller bottle or glass.
Drinking soft drinks between drinks can help pace an evening.
Consider your gender.
If you are female, be aware that alcohol will affect you more than males because female bodies contain less water.
Take a break.
Give your liver a chance to rest and recuperate. And stay in tip-top condition.