Food – Having something to eat before or during drinking allows the alcohol to be absorbed at a slower pace
Pace yourself - Enjoy your drink, don’t rush it. Don’t feel pressured by friends or drinking in rounds to keep up.
Water - Add a water between drinks. This will not only slow down consumption but will hydrate you.
Keep track - UK government state that you should not consume more than 14 units per week. Ensure this is spread out over the week not in one night.
There is no way to know how much alcohol is safe during pregnancy. That's why experts advise that you don't have any alcohol at all while you're expecting.
It's especially important to steer clear of alcohol in the first trimester, because of the risk of miscarriage. Drinking at this time has also been associated with a higher rate of premature birth.
If you drink too much alcohol during pregnancy, it can permanently damage your developing baby's cells. This could affect how your baby's face, organs and brain grow.
The law is strict when it comes to drink driving.
Government guidelines state that the limit in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, 35 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath or 107 milligrams per 100 millilitres of urine.
In Scotland the limits are 50 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, 22 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath or 67 milligrams per 100 millilitres of urine.
There is no simple calculation to work out how many drinks to have as this depends on your weight, age, sex and metabolism. It takes the average person 1 hour to process one unit of alcohol.
Our advice is simple, if you have had a drink don’t risk it, don’t drive.
The Law - Underage
Drinking alcohol at any stage of childhood can have a detrimental effect on the development of vital organs including the brain, liver, bones and hormones. In particular, alcohol during teenage years is related to a wide range of health and social problems.
At Torre Cider we operate a challenge 25 policy.
If you are lucky enough to look under 25 you will be asked to prove that you are aged 18 or over when you buy alcohol. If you are under 18 you are committing an offence if you attempt to buy alcohol.