Health Tip: Drink Responsibly

How to be safe

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(HealthDay News) -- Provided you don't have a drinking problem, are of legal age, and are not pregnant, the U.S. National Library of Medicine offers these suggestions for drinking alcohol responsibly:

  • Never drive a car if you've been drinking.
  • Drink alcohol with food -- never on an empty stomach.
  • Drink slowly and in moderation to avoid severe impairment.
  • If you are taking any medications, don't drink alcohol without checking first with your doctor.
  • Alcohol is not safe -- even in moderation -- if you have a history of alcohol abuse.


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