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How To Stay Safe When Going Out For A Night On The Town

It's Friday night, and you want to get out and celebrate the weekend, leaving your office troubles and drama behind. There's nothing wrong with drinking and having a good time, as long as you're smart about it. Here are four tips that will allow you to stay safe while having a blast:

1. Eat something before you go.

Alcohol absorbs into your bloodstream much faster on an empty stomach. One 1994 study showed that people who ate a large meal before drinking had a blood alcohol content that was 70 percent lower than it was when they had drunk but not eaten.

So in order to hold your liquor, have a meal before you go out to begin your night. Better yet, have fun with it and go out for a meal at a restaurant.

2. Keep your drink with you.

By now, almost everyone has heard the stories of drugs being slipped into unsuspecting victims' drinks. Keep yourself safe by keeping your drink with you at all times. If you have to go to the bathroom, leave it with a trusted friend or bring it with you; you may look funny holding your drink in the restroom, but it's better than winding up drugged.

In the same vein, do not accept drinks from people you don't know. If someone offers to buy you a drink, go with them and order it directly from the bartender.

3. Stay hydrated.

Alcohol is a diuretic, which means drinking it can have a dehydrating effect. Coupled with lots of dancing and hot, crowded clubs, this can be a recipe for disaster. Take care of yourself by drinking plenty of water throughout the night. If possible, stagger your alcoholic beverages with glasses of water. As an added bonus, staying hydrated may help to reduce or eliminate your hangover the next morning.

4. Take a cab.

When you go out for a night on the town, it's better not to bring your car if you know you'll be drinking. If you did drive to the bar or club, do not drive home if you've had a lot to drink. You may feel fine or think you're okay to drive, but you could be over the legal BAC limit and not realize it.

Calling a cab to take you home is a safer alternative. By taking a cab, you keep yourself and others safe from an alcohol-related car crash. The taxi fee is nothing compared to your priceless life and freedom.

The weekend is a time for adventure! It's great to have fun and let your hair down once in a while. These four tips will help you stay safe while you're out for a night on the town. To learn more, contact a company like Richmond Cabs Ltd with any questions or concerns you have.