How to drink alcohol without poisoning?

My husband often invites guests to drink alcohol, many days drink 3-4 hours, then tired, headache. Please ask how much to drink on New Year’s Day to ensure health? (Hoa, 27 years old, Hanoi)


Tet is a special occasion for family and friends to gather. In addition to traditional dishes, wine is a drink that is always available on the tray. However, should avoid abuse to avoid poisoning. The most common causes of poisoning are hand-made, deceitful wines of unknown origin, even alcohol produced by mixing industrial alcohol.

To prevent alcohol poisoning, should be used in moderation according to the dosage. Drink no more than two units of alcohol a day for men, one unit of alcohol a day for women, and no more than five days a week. One unit of alcohol is equivalent to 10 g of pure alcohol contained in a drinking solution, which is about 3/4 of a 330 ml bottle or can (5%) or a 330 ml glass of draft beer or a 100 ml glass of wine (13.5 ml). %) or one cup of spirits 30 ml (40%).

Do not allow children and adolescents to drink alcohol, control the amount of drinking to the lowest risk level at one time. Should drink slowly, combine eating and drinking, alternating with filtered water.

Do not drive a vehicle after drinking alcohol. Do not participate in outdoor activities or in dangerous, unsafe places, prone to falls, collisions, injuries…

Do not drink alcohol of unknown origin, origin, without certificate, mixed alcohol, wine soaked with leaves, roots, animal viscera, especially not when hungry, stressed, or tired . When there are symptoms of alcohol poisoning such as fatigue, dizziness, headache, vomiting, etc., it is necessary to immediately seek medical attention for timely treatment.

MSc. Dr. Nguyen Van Tien
Nutrition Education and Communication Center, Institute of Nutrition


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