Don't befooled. The contents of the typical bottle or can of beer, glass of wine, or liquor drink (mixed drink or straight liquor) each contain virtually identical amounts of pure alcohol. When it comes toalcohol, a drink is a drink is a drink and are all the same to a breathalyzer.
Eat food while you drink. Food, especially high protein food such as meat, cheese and peanuts, will help slow theabsorption of alcohol into your body.
Don't participate in "chugging" contests or other drinking games.
Accept a drink only when you really want one. If someone tries to force a drink on you, ask for anon-alcohol beverage instead. If that doesn't work, "lose" your drink by setting it down somewhere and leaving it.
Skip a drink now and then. Having a non-alcoholic drink between alcoholic ones willhelp keep your blood alcohol content level down, as does spacing out your alcoholic drinks
A good general guideline for most people is to limit
consumption of alcohol beverages to one drink (beer,wine or spirits) per hour.
Don't ever let your friends drive drunk. Take their keys, have them stay the night, have them ride home with someone else, call a cab, or do whatever else is necessary -but don't let them drive!
Protect others and yourself by never driving if you think, or anyone else thinks, that you might have had too much to drink. It's always best to use a designated...