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Staying Safe While Drinking

Nothing is more important to us at ADS Guards than the safety and wellbeing of our community members. With the rise of alcohol related accidents, it’s more important than ever to develop a safety strategy before attending wet events like tailgates or spending the night out at the bars. Our trusted and experienced San Jose security guards offer these tips to help you stay safe while drinking.

Drink Plenty of Water

Alcohol is a diuretic, which means it removes more water from your body than it can replace, which is why people urinate frequently while drinking alcoholic beverages. As a result, the body suffers from dehydration, especially in warm weather. You can minimize damage to your body by alternating between drinking water and cocktails.

Never Leave a Drink Unattended

Never accept an open drink from anyone or leave your beverage unattended. Drugs and other substances could be placed in your drink, causing severe impairment in health or judgment, hallucinations, convulsions, or death.

Don’t Drink on an Empty Stomach

Approximately fifteen percent of alcohol is metabolized in the stomach, which means if you don’t eat before drinking, your stomach rapidly empties itself by sending the alcohol into your bloodstream. Eating food before drinking, especially proteins like nuts and cheese, which are digested more slowly, canreduce the rate at which the alcohol is metabolized. Eating can reduce your blood alcohol content and your chances of impairment while drinking.

Assign a Designated Driver

Drunk drivers are responsible for one in three accidents, but when you have a designated driver (DD), you can lower these statistics and keep streets safe. A DD should be chosen before any drinking parties, and that person should not consume any alcohol during said event. If a designated driver is not available, taxi services or shuttles should be arranged before going out as a safety precaution.

At ADS Guards, we do more than just offer safety tips. We are a leading provider of commercial and residential security guards in San Jose. For more information, give us a call at 1-800-794-1550.