[10 Tips] How To Drink Alcohol Without Getting Drunk

You should eat a lot before drinking. Doing that absorbs liquid as you drink. If you can’t, drink weaker beer or you could just step out to pee all the time or use your phone whenever you see an empty-your-glass toast coming up.

Avoid drinking a ton as that would get you drunk.

Another thing you might try is this – Once you and everyone else have had a couple of booze, you should disappear for a while. Let’s say you are beginning to feel a bit relaxed, but are not really drunk yet, slip out and go jog for about an hour then return and slip back into the party.

Your friends that have been drinking while you are away are now probably drunk. You can have one or two more if you want, but mostly just hold the same pint in your hand and wave it around.

Your drunk friends will probably not even notice. Just don’t be shy when everyone starts singing.

Few points from my practical experience:

  • Drink less alcohol but more water.
  • Sip your drink slowly taking your time. Never rush
  • Have a set limit and remember it. Don’t compete with your friends.
  • Eat a meal before drinking. Never drink on an overloaded or empty stomach.
  • Take tomatoes, salad, or lemon with your drink. These will rehydrate your body and neutralize alcohol effects.
  • Drink for enjoyment and not with the aim of getting drunk. A drunk person cannot enjoy the thrills of a party and will neither let others do so. So, avoid drinking too much.
  • 2-3 mild pegs are enough for you. Having more will create mood swings, emotional stress, or even more problem.
  • Show up late and leave early.
  • Drink lower alcohol beers.
  • Lie about how many you’ve had if you need to but don’t drink to impress and don’t let anyone force drinks down your throat.

How To Drink Alcohol Without Getting Drunk

Jim Koch, the founder of Sam Adams brewing company is famous for attending beer festivals and sampling different beers. Yet, he never got drunk. His secret? A teaspoon of yeast before every beer.

Yes, it works. Active dry yeast (the ones sold at grocery stores) contains an enzyme known as alcohol dehydrogenases (ADH). ADH breaks the alcohol molecules down into their individual makeup of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen, which is basically the same thing that happens when your body metabolizes alcohol in the liver.

In other words, having that enzyme in your stomach before the alcohol “hits” breaks it down before it gets into your bloodstream, thus mitigating the absorption and effects.

Now, if you’re a teenager, I should remind you that drinking as a minor is illegal and harmful. Asides from the legal consequence, even moderate alcohol consumption during your teenage years can negatively affect your later stages of brain development.

That said, option one would be to drink lightly (1-2 beers) and act like you’re lightweight. This works best if you’re in a social gathering and are a female. Those around you would have been drinking heavily and won’t notice much difference once they get drunk enough.

Option two is to fake your drink. Fill a water bottle halfway with water, and refuse to share with anyone else. Alternatively, if you plan on consuming mixed drinks, mix a weak drink to start out, and switch to the mixer for the rest of the night.

In the end, drinking doesn’t prove you’re cool and I strongly suggest reconsidering your need to drink, even socially, if you’re a teenager.

Do not ruin high school for yourself in a drunken haze. You don’t have to prove anything to anyone.

Enjoy your teenage years, be immature. Go bowling, play some video games, and learn an instrument (I hear chicks dig guitars). There are better things to do with the end of your childhood, but it’s only going to last a few more years. You’ll have the rest of your life to waste getting fucked up.

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How To Drink Alcohol Without Getting Drunk

Why Don’t I Get Drunk No Matter How Much I Drink?

Your body has built a high tolerance to alcoholic drinks. I suggest you quit drinking and schedule an appointment with a doctor for a checkup. You need help, immediately!

I’m 12 and am drinking alcohol. I want to get drunk though. Should I keep drinking?

No, you should not. The legal age for drinking is 18 years. What you’re doing right now will shrink your brain and affect your overall performance in life later on.

If you keep drinking, your life will be a flaming pile of shit.

How do I Sneak Out to get a Drink as a Young Teenager?

First, you shouldn’t be drinking but I guess you already know that already.

A drink every now and then should be fine and it’s your choice.

So here goes:

  • Tell your parents you’re going to have a sleepover with a friend.
  • Tell your parents you are going to just hang out or eat with friends.
  • Tell your parents you’re just going over to a friend’s place to play games, watch a film, or something like that.
  • Tell your parents you’re going out to look at clothes, phones, or whatever else you look at in shops.

Sneaking out is not the issue here. The problem is getting back in without reeking of booze or being noticed.

For someone who has never drank alcohol before, what would be a safe amount to start with?

For Someone Who Has Never Drunk Alcohol Before, What Would Be A Safe Amount To Start With?

Avoid spirits unless you want to make a mess of yourself. Instead, have a half glass of low-alcohol wine or a half-pint of beer. That’s roughly 150ml of alcoholic beverage.

See how you feel in an hour. Make sure you eat a full meal before drinking.

Author: Dr. Janet Hicks

Dr. Janet Hicks is an addiction medicine physician trained and certified to provide comprehensive care for addiction and substance-related disorders, including the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of such health conditions. With more than 25 years of experience, Doctor Janet Hicks helps you by providing all information required to educate yourself about substance detox and recovery.