Four Times You’ll Be Glad You’re Not Drunk This Holiday Season

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Drinking too much gets in the way of making magical holiday memories – and keeping them too.

1. When you can confidently drive through that “driving under the influence” (DUI) check like a boss.
You know a DUI would completely derail your travel plans, holiday spirit and career. So make sure it’s not even a possibility. Don’t drive to the party if you’re going to be drinking. Don’t drive to the party if you’re going to be drinking. Use a ridesharing app or have a designated driver if you plan to drink.

2. When you’ve had a delicious holiday dinner.
Drinking too much often leads to nausea and vomiting. Keep your memories of special holiday meals focused on eating it, instead of throwing it up.

3. When you have a long day of holiday festivities ahead of you.
When PT starts at 0600, followed by a full duty day, holiday shopping and then your buddy’s holiday party, no one has time for a hangover. And when it’s time to sleep alcohol can leave you restless, so you won’t get a good night’s sleep. Be your best self each day, not the tired, grumpy, nauseous version.

4. When you’re shopping online for that perfect gift for Mom.
Do you really think she wants that light-up snowman sweater? Be smart with your hard-earned money and don’t buy things you’ll regret when you sober up.

Make all your holiday plans this season by drinking responsibly if you choose to drink. Drinking doesn’t make everything better. Here’s seven more things that are better without alcohol.

Posted December 1, 2018