Debunking The Alcohol Lies That You Will Probably Fall Prey To This New Year
The alcohol high is best when you’re celebrating but better when the reason to celebrate is the earth completing a full revolution around the sun and causing a change in your phone calendars for the next 365 days. Like this is science, so are the following facts that will tell you better than to believe in “Greasy fries or drinking coffee or making yourself throw up.” Let's burst those myth this New Year's.
Blatant Lie #1: Mixing your drink with an energy drink will get you “sloshed” faster
Sigmund Freud is chuckling in his grave because your mind only tricks you into thinking that. It’s like placebo effect but with alcohol. So if you’re planning on ‘going wild’ on the 31st with a mix of energy drink and Vodka, you’re in for a bad morning.
Blatant Lie #2: Coffee or juice will sober you up
“Never follow up tonight’s beer chugging with tomorrow’s coffee chugging.” - Confucius
Our body processes about 0.015 percent of blood alcohol content per hour. Coffee, showers, nor exercise will speed this process. So if drinking a galleon of coffee on the first day of 2015 was your plan to get over the hangover, this fact must feel warm on your cheeks.
Blatant Lie #3: Some people stay in their control of senses even after drinking
The immediate response to this statement should be nothing but “Nonsense!” Drinking impairs your judgement, even if slightly without you realising it. So throw this info on the friend who is drinking without a care because it’s the last day of the year and cited “drinking doesn’t really affect them”, it will knock them out.
Blatant Lie #4: Popping crocins before bed will cure your hangover while you sleep
You might as well believe in tooth fairy (not including Dwyane Johnson). These over-the-counter meds are hard on your stomach and liver, which is okay when you’re sober but nu-uh when your lovable liver is loaded with alcohol. So discipline your Disprin popping habit to the next morning.
Blatant Lie #5: Continue the drinking in the morning
It makes you feel better because alcohol dulls your senses but it doesn’t mean that it’s curing your hangover. You’ll have to learn the lyrics “I’ve got a hangover” because if you’re going to keep saying that, you might as well sing it out nicely. Put in the request to the DJ of the night, that’ll be fun.
Chin up because this doesn’t mean you will have to deal with the hangover and start off your New Year with your head throbbing! The surest of sure way for you to enjoy your party is:
#1: Drink Up!
Use an app like Water Your Body to keep reminding you to drink water every few minutes. The hydration will do you much good.
#2: Eat Up!
Keep on munching the chicken tikkas and other delight bites while you drink to keep you stomach well fed.
#3: Cultivate Taste
This one’s going to come handy in the long run. Try alcohols and observe which one you like. This way, you’ll choose what you like and enjoy the drink over getting sloshed.
#4: Learn to say, “No, thank you”
Once in a while, skip a round. Use the three magic words No and Thank You.
#5: Be the angel who goes by the name “Designated Driver”
Don’t be that person in the group who ends up barfing on people. Be the angel who takes care of everyone. Offer to be the designated driver and that night, give yourself tickles by tripping on your friends’ drunkenness.
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