5 Things You Should Know About Alcohol – First Time Drinking

You’re young, you’re going to drink alcohol. Have fun and do what you want, but here are 5 Things You Should Know About Drinking Alcohol:

Control Yourself

If it’s your first time drinking, don’t drink too much. Your first experience can go a few ways.

Depending on what way it goes, you don’t want to risk that scared feeling that you can’t control. Don’t listen to your friends. Drink the amount you’re comfortable with.

If you are drinking to just have some more fun than usual, then you really don’t need a lot.

Empty vs Full Stomach

If you haven’t eaten for a while, you will feel the drunkenness more than if you ate. Based off of this, really think about how much you’re going to drink before/when you go out.

My first time drinking was on an empty stomach and I took 2 ½ shots, I felt very dizzy after about 5 minutes and never wanted to drink again.

The point I’m trying to make, is don’t over do it.

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Do Not Mix Alcohol

Do not drink vodka and then tequila in the same night.

If you started with vodka for example, only drink vodka or any drinks made out of vodka

Mixing alcohols can destroy your stomach, liver, and you will feel like shit after. So check what alcohol you started with and stick with it for the rest of the night. You can still get drunk and have fun don’t worry.

Sober Up

To sober up a little bit, drink as much water as you can. It will replace a lot of the alcohol in your blood stream and ease the drunkenness

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A hangover is directly derived from dehydration. The ethanol, which is found in alcohol, causes you to be dehydrated by making you urinate more. You will get a dry mouth, get thirsty, and possibly dizzy

This is why you have to drink a lot of water to prevent getting too drunk or getting a hangover the next day

Start Slow

Drink lighter alcohols and drink very little. You might find that you only enjoy being a little tipsy rather than completely hammered

Start with beer if it’s your first time and slowly change to what you want.

Have fun, but be careful with the decisions you make. I know more than just a few friends that have a lot of regrets due to alcohol.


Enjoy yourself and stay safe! If you have any questions or comments leave them down below and thanks for reading!

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