Sipping on rum punch at the office party may be festive, but too much alcohol can lead to behavior that might embarrass you later
Looking forward to sipping on spiked eggnog or rum punch while hobnobbing with the boss?
Dipping your cup into the punch bowl at the office holiday party may be festive, but too much alcohol can lead to behavior that might embarrass you later.
Not to fret: The Salt is here with tips to help you stay in control.
There are a couple of things to do before you put on your party shoes.
First, decide what kind of impression you want to make. “Do you want to be the life of the party, really?” asks therapist Patt Denning, who counsels on alcohol-related issues at the Center for Harm Reduction Therapy in the Bay Area.
Second, she says, decide ahead of time how many drinks will be optimal. “If you have one glass of wine, are you tipsy?” Or can you handle a few martinis …