Councillor Patricia Stallard, Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Health and Public Health is reminding people to be aware of how much is too much when it comes to festive drinking.
She said: “Everyone wants to have fun at Christmas, and for many of us, festive drinks are part and parcel of the enjoyment. However, it’s very easy to drink more than we intend to, or is good for us. It’s also really important for people to be aware of whether they are safe and legal to drive, the morning after a night out.”
The County Council’s free Don’t Bottle it up online tool helps you work out how much alcohol you are drinking and how this affects your health. It also offers free and confidential advice, as well as information on local support.
The Morning After Calculator App helps you calculate roughly when it will be safe to drive the morning after drinking alcohol. If you are drinking any amount of alcohol on a night out - even one drink - you should leave the car at home and make alternative arrangements.