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|Why is it stupid?|
|Why do we do it?|
Well, binge drinking is a term used to describe heavy drinking, consuming more alcohol than you would normally drink, or drinking to get wasted.
Binge drinking often means drinking past the point where you feel comfortable and in control, to the point where your head starts to spin and you start to really wish you’d never had that last drink (or two).
Binge drinking is dangerous because of the effects that it can have on yourself and those around you. If you are going to drink then make sure you and your mates look out for each other and drink responsibly!
Know your limits- see our alcohol guide for safe drinking tips.
The number of standard drinks is on every container containing alcohol so check the label.
If you don’t know your limits then its best to stop earlier rather than later. You don’t want to suddenly find that you’re out of your depth.
Don’t try to keep up with your mates- everyone is different, so what one person can drink may be way too much for another person.
If you’re not keen on drinking, then don’t! No one expects you to, and your friends will respect your decision.
If you’re on your full licence offer to be the sober driver. This way you’re taking care of yourself, AND being a good mate.
For every alcoholic drink you have, have a non-alcoholic drink to follow.
RTDs are sweet and often taste like we are just drinking fizzy drink. Sometimes with drinks like these it’s easy to lose count or not think about how much we are drinking because they don’t taste like alcohol.