15 April 2019

So what is responsible drinking?

Alcohol in the form of beer, wine, spirits, and ciders is consumed by people around the world. Drinking, like any social activity is about being responsible for our behaviour and actions. The effects of alcohol abuse on our mental, physical and social well being are well documented.

Responsible choices concerning sensible drinking may mean not drinking, such as when a person is sick, taking prescription medications or being the designated driver. Many people are triggered into aggressive behaviour by certain types of alcohol and not others. Awareness of these factors is vital to keep us and those around us safe.

Responsible drinking means never having to feel sorry for what has happened while you were drinking. Being a responsible drinker basically means:

  • making sure you’re safe
  • making sure other people are safe
  • avoiding dangerous situations
  • minimising the risks to yourself and others
  • having a good time.

As with all things moderation is the key.