What makes for responsible adult substance use?

On Behalf of | Aug 16, 2022 | Criminal Defense

When you’re going to be drinking or using any type of substance that could be potentially impairing, you need to be conscientious about conducting yourself responsibly. Taking the right precautions can help you avoid unsafe situations or serious legal issues.

Here are some ways that you can steer clear of unnecessary risks.

Don’t drive

One of the most important rules for responsible drinking is that you should never get behind the wheel when you’re intoxicated. Drunk driving is a major cause of accidents, and a DUI could have long lasting repercussions.

Before you start drinking, you should resolve that you’re not driving home before and make a plan. Coordinate with someone in your group who isn’t drinking, or simply arrange for transportation with an app when you’re ready to go home.

Practice moderation

Overdoing it impairs your judgment and makes you more vulnerable to any number of physical dangers. In particular, excessive drinking or substance use may lead to an acute health emergency.

Limiting your intake can help keep you safe and spare you from getting into a regrettable situation. Don’t exceed what you know to be your limits. Never make drinking the object of a game or a challenge.

Stay in a safe environment

It’s best to avoid being in an altered state when you’re in unfamiliar surroundings. For the most part, it is preferable to stay in a secure area with people who you know.

In responsible substance use, safety always needs to be the number one priority. Ultimately, trying to have a good time is never worth compromising your safety or that of the people around you.