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Here are our Top Tips - if you have any that you would like us to add please email Mel at or Lorna at
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1. Pace yourself - one unit of alcohol takes an hour to go through your system
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2. Eating carbohydrates like pasta, bread or chips slow down the effects of alcohol

3. Black coffee never sobers you up – the only thing that will is time

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4. Watch out for ‘alcopops’ - they have a higher alcohol content than most beers or lagers
5. Remember - fizzy alcoholic drinks get you drunk more quickly than non-fizzy drinks
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6. Avoid eating dairy products if you’re going to have a drink – they just don’t mix!
  7. Don’t overdo it - after a few drinks you may feel happy but alcohol is actually depressant  
  to avoid a hangover, drink as much water as you did alcohol  
  - in Wales, 90% of boys and 88% of girls under the age of 15 have tasted alcohol
  - your brain shrinks for a while when you’ve been drinking alcohol
  - the NHS spends £160 million treating alcoholics each year
  - the size of your body makes difference to how quickly you get drunk  
  - drinking alcohol kills more young people every year than heroin or Ecstasy  
  - 15% of road deaths are alcohol-related
  - when you vomit, the orange bits aren’t carrots – they’re part of your stomach lining
  - each year, 1000 young people under the age of 15 go to hospital with alcohol poisoning
  - some bottles of strong cider contains more alcohol than a man should drink in a week  
  - alcohol affects women more quickly than men  
  For more information, or if you would like to add to our list of 'Top Tips' then please email Mel at or Lorna at  

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This page was created on 11/02/03
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