As a wine blogger, I get invited to so many tasting events. Hence, I have had to become more conscious of alcohol consumption. I have always been a conscious consumption supporter, and now more than ever. This summer, we gather with friends and family and reconnect with them after perhaps more than a year of celebrating together. So be aware of the type of chill you add to your summer fun. Once more, I want to remind you that wine and other spirits were meant to be enjoyed in moderation. Wine specifically was meant to bring people together.
Enjoy Wine and Cocktails in Moderation
There are negative consequences associated with drinking alcohol in excess. Alcohol abuse has irreversible damages to your mind, your body, and your family. Particularly I struggle with drinking enough water overall, not only in summer but in all seasons. Moreover, this is attenuated if I have to taste wine or spirits for work. For instance, if I am in a wine tasting, I have implemented mindfulness techniques that help me remember that I need to be aware of this and drink more water. Dehydration is a risk, and there are many other risks of drinking alcohol in excess. Be aware of the type of chill you add to your summer fun. Learn more of them here and learn how to cope with them.
Chill the wines not your family
Chill your wines at the right temperature. Do not make your family to have the wrong type of chills. For more information on preventing problems with alcohol this summer, and tips on cutting back, visit: https://www.rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov
Do not hesitate to ask for help if you think you might need it. If you are looking for quality alcohol treatment, learn more about NIAAA’s Alcohol Treatment Navigator.