Responsible Party

Alcohol

How does alcohol affect you?

Alcohol is a depressant; it slows the function of the central nervous system and alters a person’s perception, emotion, movement; vision and hearing.

Small amounts can make a person feel more relaxed or less anxious. Bigger amounts lead to intoxication by causing greater changes in the brain. Overconsumption has for effect: loss of coordination, staggering, slurred speech, feeling of confusion and disorientation and a dramatically slowed reaction time. It can make someone very friendly and talkative or aggressive and angry.

When large amounts (binge drinking) are consumed in very little time the result is alcohol poisoning which can result in violent vomiting, extreme sleepiness, unconsciousness, difficulty in breathing, dangerously low blood sugar, seizures and even death.

How to organize a Responsible Party

You will find here all you need to know about the particularities of a Responsible Party and tips that will help you to organize it.

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Myths

Food in the stomach slows down the rate at which alcohol has its effects

TRUE

Tips for a Responsible Party
  • Don't go to the event on en empty stomach!
  • Take drinks at reasonable intervals so good company prevails and nobody gets drunk!
  • Avoid shots, bottoms up and paying rounds!
  • Let the glasses be empty before you ask for a refill!
  • Keep track of how many drinks you have had!
  • Alternate alcoholic beverages with soft drinks!
  • Avoid drinking games!
  • Accept a drink only when you really want one!
  • Don't drink and drive!
  • Beware of urbanlegends: remember coffee does not "sober up" intoxicated people and neither do cold showers!

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