Yep, it’s that time of year — Christmas parties, get-togethers with friends, and the biggest party of the year: New Years’ Eve. I’ve already shared that I’ll be hosting a low-key (i.e. alcohol-free) gathering with friends playing games (wait, can something be low key when there are NINE children there?), but I know that this is the time of year when people who don’t normally indulge might have a drink or two.
Do you know that the fact that someone doesn’t drink can make “just one” drink go to their heads?
We are moms and whether or not we have that precious cargo with us in the car when we leave a party, we have little people counting on us, and it’s our responsibility to make sure we arrive home safe and sober.
Pernod Ricard has created AcceptResponsiblity.org. A compelling part of the site are the excuses along with the excuse-busters (the cold hard facts of driving while under the influence). There are also sections devoted to underage drinking and binge drinking.
We tend to hear more about it at this time of the year, but the affects of irresponsible drinking happen all year long, and the affects of those involved in an accident last a lifetime (or end lives).
Go to http://www.acceptresponsibility.org/ to learn more about drinking responsibly this season and throughout the year.