Lower Risk Drinking

Tips for Lower Risk Drinking (for those who choose to drink). [Image of a logo stating “21 to drink legally” with the “21” in a black circle.] To reduce your risk of harm you can: Set a limit before you…

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Tips for Lower Risk Drinking (for those who choose to drink).
[Image of a logo stating “21 to drink legally” with the “21” in a black circle.]

To reduce your risk of harm you can:
Set a limit before you start. I’m just going to have 2 tonight.
[Image of two people talking appears.]

Pace your drinks over time.
[Image of four clocks, each set to an hour later than the previous one, appears.]

Alternate non-alcoholic & alcoholic drinks.
[Image of a soda bottle, wine glass and water bottle appears.]

Eat before & during drinking.
[Images of a bag of cookies, a plate of tacos, a soft pretzel, pizza boxes and carton of popcorn appears.]

To reduce your risk of harm you can also:
Keep track of what you’ve had.
[Image of a clipboard with checkboxes appears.]

Don’t chug your drinks.
[Image of person chugging a beer with a ‘prohibited’ red circle around it appears.]

Stick to beer. Hard alcohol causes more alcohol emergencies.
[Image of bottle of brown alcohol, blue cocktail, bottle of alcohol appears with ‘prohibited’ circles over them. Glass of beer with a green checkmark over it appears.]

Avoid drinking games.
[Image of table with red solo cups, a ping pong ball and deck of cards spread out appears.]

Let’s see what this might look like in real life

[Image shows five people in a living room. Two are drinking beers, one has a glass of wine. One person has water, and one has a glass of juice.]
Person with beer says: Cheers to the weekend!
Person with water says: You know it!

Person with beer: Who wants to do shots?
Person with wine: I’m taking it slow tonight.
Other person drinking beer: I’m sticking with beer tonight. But I’m just having two, want one?
Person with beer: Okay, thanks!
Person drinking juice: Pizza’s here. I’ll grab it. [Person walks out of scene.]

[Image of red banner with writing over it.] Remember, to reduce your risk of harm you can:
[Statements appear with a check box next to them and are checked off one by one.]
Set a limit before you start.
Pace your drinks over time.
Keep track of what you’ve had (plenty of apps for that!)
Alternate non-alcoholic & alcoholic drinks.
Eat before and during drinking.
Avoid drinking games.
Don’t chug your drinks.
Avoid hard alcohol (which more often leads to alcohol emergencies.)

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