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After a long week, sometimes you just want to go out with some friends and have a few drinks to blow off some steam. As long as you are of age, there is nothing wrong with doing this as long as you either have one designated driver or get a ride from another sober source. It is part of a normal human interaction to get some alcoholic drinks and have a good time with others. However, it is important to remember that alcohol can be dangerous and should be treated as such.
Most people have had at least one night where they drank far too much and got sick from it. Many people have more than one night like that, whether they can remember most of it or not. This is normally an event that happens when you aren’t sure of your alcoholic tolerance. After having seen someone who just turned 21 a few days ago this weekend, this point was driven home for me. However, even adults who have been drinking for a long time may have nights that are leaning in this direction for one reason or another. There are always factors to consider with alcohol consumption.
One of the main things that you need to be cautious of is what medication you are taking. Many labels specifically say that you are not supposed to drink alcohol while taking the medication. Be sure to double check any pills you get, but especially ones for anxiety, pain, or blood pressure. These are most often medications that will not react well with alcohol. Also, make sure that you have something in your stomach before you start drinking so that your body doesn’t go straight to working through the alcohol. However, you don’t want to have something that may upset your stomach like seafood or something extremely heavy. You must always be cautious about what you’re putting into your body, but especially so if you are planning on drinking later.
People often do things while drunk that they wouldn’t while sober. This can result in some injuries that can be lasting. If you have hurt yourself while drinking, you might want to come into Wirth Chiropractic in Greenville, NC to see what we can do to make you feel better. Just promise us that the next time you go out drinking, you’ll be a little more careful with your body.

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