With only a few days left in 2016, everybody getting ready to ditch the old year and embrace 2017. The highlight of this period is, of course, the New Year’s Eve party, which usually means tons of food, great drinks, a change to spend more time with your friends or your family, and lots of fireworks.
Although this sounds like a lot of fun, the risk of injury and even death is very realistic. During this period, the hospitals are overflooded with patients injured during the New Year’s Eve party. Car accidents are also more frequent this time of the year, as well as alcohol poisoning.
So, what do you need to do in order to survive the New Year’s Eve? First of all, remember that moderation is everything, regardless if it’s related to alcohol, food, fireworks, or other stuff that you might be doing during the party.
Here are some tips that can help you spend time with your family and friends rather than waiting all night in the hospital’s emergency rooms.
Tipsy? Hand Off the Bottle!
During this time of the year, many people accusing alcohol poisoning symptoms pay a visit to the hospital’s emergency room. You can prevent this by consuming alcohol in moderate amounts and by not mixing up drinks.
If you choose a certain type of drink, be sure to stick with the same type for the whole evening. Another great trick is to drink a glass of water between drinks. That way you make sure that your body remains hydrated the whole evening.
Want a Drink? Then Say Bye-Bye to Car.
Unfortunately, the number of car accidents increases exponentially during this time of the year, most of them involving drivers who had too much to drink. So, if you’re planning to drink during the New Year’s Eve party, be sure to ask a sober friend to take you home with his or her vehicle.
Alternatively, you can call a taxi or use a ride-sharing service like Uber or Lyft.
Careful Where You Point That Cork!
As unlikely as it sounds, many people end up in the hospital after being hit by the champagne bottle’s cork. Having a speed of over 50 mph, the cork can produce some severe eye-related injuries. So, to be on the safe side, always keep the bottle’s neck in the opposite direction.
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