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The UC Davis experts offered these tips: Don’t pressure anyone to drink. Offer a variety of non-alcoholic beverages and serve food. Stop serving alcohol at least one hour before the party ends.

Don’t let guests who are drunk continue drinking. Don’t allow guests to drive if. Here are a few tips to help you sip smarter during the holidays. Drink water between alcoholic drinks. Not only will this help keep you hydrated, but also it will help slow down your drinking and keep you comfortable in a social setting. (No one has to know it’s not alcohol.).

Set expectations around respectful behavior and encourage employees to drink responsibly. Remind employees that company policies, including harassment and other conduct policies, apply at the event. Have a plan to ensure that no minors or visibly intoxicated attendees are served alcohol. Send a memo reminding employees to act responsibly at the party, clearly expressing a lack of tolerance for any inappropriate behavior including drunkenness. Enforce the workplace dress code at the party to avoid any inappropriate or suggestive attire and let the employees know your expectations in advance.

Since alcohol is served at many holiday events such as parties, family reunions, and more, alcohol consumption can easily become abused when people begin feeling stressed, or fail to keep track of the amount they drink. If your goal is to reduce your alcohol consumption during the holidays for health and safety purposes, there are multiple. Whether your event is a company milestone or birthday, an employee’s retirement party, or a holiday event, use these tips to plan an alcohol safe event. Emphasize Your Company Culture Talk about your company culture with employees before the event takes place.

You need to emphasize that drinking to excess is unacceptable during company events. Experts offered these tips for companies that plan to serve alcohol at their holiday events: Skip the open bar. “Bad things can happen from an HR perspective” when drinks are free, Karsh said. Ecstasy is commonly taken at dance parties, festivals or nightclubs. In these environments, people may engage in energetic dancing which can raise body temperature to dangerous levels. It is therefore advisable to take regular breaks to cool down and drink about 500ml of. Diversions are the most important thing you can do to cut back on drinking.

If you are cognizant that you are too weak to sit at home and not hit the bottle, find something else to do to distract you. Go see a movie, go shopping, take a walk, go to the gym, etc. Stop serving alcohol an hour or more before the party is scheduled to end. Serve food whenever alcohol is available and provide additional food during the last hour of the party.

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Food helps to slow the absorption of alcohol and should be encouraged first, particularly if guests have not eaten for a while.

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You may find those tips so helpful that you can save the drink for the celebration party after the performance.

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Ask group members to discuss ways in which they can keep the amount that they choose to drink within safe drinking guidelines.

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Keep all the liquor you want at home and serve it to your friends as often as you wish.

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Make sure to monitor your guests’ conditions and, if you’re serving mixed drinks, make adjustments to the strength of follow-up servings if necessary.

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• Avoid showing the use of alcohol gratuitously in those cases when another beverage might be easily and fittingly substituted.

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We use a worksheet for this, writing down the possible highrisk situations and a plan to deal with each one without drinking.

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  • I like being upfront and just tell people that don’t like, me not drinking alcohol to F… OFF:) *jk*
    Other good reasons not to drink:
    you’re pregnant
    you’re a recovering Alcoholic
    you’re the designated Driver, stick to it and be responsible, ZERO Tolerance.