Warning over festive drink consumption

A WARNING has today been given to drinkers to limit their alcohol consumption when out partying in Suffolk this festive season.The Suffolk Primary Care Trust is reminding people of the threats to health caused by excessive drinking.

A WARNING has today been given to drinkers to limit their alcohol consumption when out partying in Suffolk this festive season.

The Suffolk Primary Care Trust is reminding people of the threats to health caused by excessive drinking.

Dr Amanda Jones, of the trust's public health team, said: “It is possible to enjoy yourself, but still take precautions to minimise the adverse effects of drinking alcohol.

“People should alternate between alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and set a sensible drinking limit and stick to it”.

Dr Jones suggests eating s or having a glass of milk or water before you go out drinking.

It is also advised that you go out with someone who is not drinking alcohol.

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She said: “Keep a taxi fare home and agree that someone in the group should be nominated to stay sober to watch out for dangers and drinks being spiked.”

The hangover solutions recommended by Dr Jones include drinking lots of water and eating something as soon as you can.

Alcohol consumption is rising, especially among young women.

In Suffolk 60,000 people are hazardous drinkers, drinking above the recommended limits of one and a half glasses of a wine a day for women and two pints of beer for men.

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