Just one more drink? How to know when it's time to lay off the booze
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Images of student-plus-alcohol excess at Fresher’s week are common viewing in many tabloids and for many young people alcohol has become synonymous with student life - but it doesn’t have to be. Too much booze can lead to all sorts of problems and get you in to all sorts of scrapes, so it’s good to know exactly what you’re dealing with. Lauren Booker of Alcohol Concern tells us more... If you want to be the perfect pupil...drink responsibly. Current guidelines say women shouldn’t drink more than 2 or 3 units a day (that’s about a glass of wine); men shouldn’t drink more than 3 or 4 units a day (that’s a couple of pints of normal strength lager). Everyone should lay off the drink for 2 or 3 days a week. You know you’ve had too much when...the reality is your tolerance to alcohol can build up over time if you’re drinking regularly, so the amount of booze which initially made you feel drunk might not after a while - but it’s still doing the same damage. Having a drink and being sociable is one thing. It’s probably the end of the night if you’re being sick in the toilets, squaring up to people for a fight or worried that you might not be able to get yourself home safely.
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