Summer of 2021 is going to be an exciting one as we are all getting back into a routine of fun in the sun that includes backyard parties with friends that will inevitably include some alcoholic beverages. Having a few drinks with friends is something that many people enjoy and is one thing that has been missing over the last year, but as the state opens back up fully, it is a tradition that can return. As you start to go out to parties and work on your tan you are also going to want to keep an eye on your alcohol consumption limit. It may not be what it was before the pandemic given that these types of parties have not been happening.
The best thing you can do to ensure that you do not need a New Haven DUI attorney is to not get behind the wheel if you’ve had anything to drink. Designate a driver or call a ride share company like Uber or Lyft to come get you and you won’t have to worry about our services at all. However, if you are out and having a few drinks here are some things you should know to ensure that you stay safe and arrive alive.
- Alternate water with liquor. For every alcoholic drink you have, have the same amount of water. This will keep you hydrated. Drinking alcohol in the hot summer sun can dehydrate you very quickly and lead to illness.
- Go slow. Ease your way back into your liquor intake. If you haven’t been with friends for a while, drinking with friends has a tendency to speed up your alcohol intake, but you will want to slow it down. It’s ok to be comfortable with the amount of alcohol you are consuming slowly.
- Don’t be afraid to say no thank you. Just because some of your friends are getting back into old routines doesn’t mean you have to if you are not ready for it. Saying no thank you is a perfectly acceptable answer when asked if you want a drink.
There are going to be a lot of things that are going to be great about this upcoming summer and they should be celebrated, but you may want to dip your toe back in the water of partying if you haven’t done much of it over the last year. Your alcohol tolerance may have decreased over the year and if you’re not ready for that you may run into some real issues and put yourself in a position that may not be safe.
We hope you get back to a wonderful summer of good times and good friends, but encourage you to drink responsibly and stay safe!