A 33-year-old member asked:
what are some tips or tricks to drink in moderation?
2 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Tough question.: Have you heard the "halt" trick? It's from alcoholics anonymous. It means, "don't let yourself get too hungry, too angry, too lonely, or too tired." personally, i think this is the essence of self-care! ask yourself why you are drawn to drink to excess. Maybe you are self-medicating for some reason. Remember that alcohol acts as a depressant - and it ultimately makes you feel worse. Call aa.
Clinical Psychology 9 years experience
There's n App 4 that: There are some great iphone apps that can help you calculate your bac. Try 1-2 drinks over a 3-4 hr duration. Many people miss the enjoyable part of drinking (buzz) and go overboard into intoxication. The key is to take is slow. Avoid shots and drinks that are mixed for you. Beware in social situations. We tend to sip when other people do, so have some water in btw drinks.
A 21-year-old member asked:
If i've been sober for 5 years now, is it okay to drink in moderation?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 20 years experience
No: If you are a recovering alcoholic, it is unlikely that you would be able to drink in moderation.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Please tell me if there are any proven techniques to drink in moderation?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Will power.: Drinking to satisfaction but not drunkenness is all about being able to stop yourself after a given amount of alcohol, which simply requires will power. If you can't do this, then it's best not to drink at all.
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