Expert Tips To Keep Boozing At Bay
Cosmopolitan India|January 2019
Expert Tips To Keep Boozing At Bay

Looking forward to teetotaling in 2019? Use these expert tips to keep boozing at bay.

Joe Manning and Ashley Oerman

You probably think your drinking is pretty moderate...ish—a glass or two of red after a long day, a few cocktails to pre-game a first date, a series of tequila shots after an awkward Tinder meetup leaves you begging the bartender for some liquid aid. Here’s the deal though: all this tippling can add up, and these common behaviours—especially that last one—might be a red flag for high-risk drinking, defined as downing four or more boozy bevs per day. More truth: the number of women doing this type of imbibing has soared in recent years. Meanwhile, the number of 25- to 34-year-olds dying from alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver jumped an average of 10.5 percent annually between 2009 and 2016—the most of any age-group, according to the scientific medical journal The BMJ.

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January 2019