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

Drinking too much gets in the way of making magical holiday memories – and keeping them too. Here are four times you’ll be pumped to not be drunk:

  1. When you can confidently cruise through that 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. Use a ride-sharing app (or an actual taxi) or have a designated driver if you plan to drink.
  2. After a delicious holiday dinner. Drinking too much can lead to nausea and vomiting. Keep those holiday meals focused on eating the food, 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, gift 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 it to all your holiday plans this season by drinking responsibly if you choose to drink. Drinking doesn’t make everything better. Here are seven more things that are better without alcohol.