How to Get a Better Buzz from Alcohol?
Alcohol is known to release endorphins (which are also known as the brain’s feel good chemicals) in the brain and makes the drinker feel good. But it will also do good to remember that alcohol has a biphasic effect depending upon the level of intoxication. Alcohol has been found to have euphoric effect at 0.05-0.06% blood alcohol levels, after which the positive effects tend to diminish and faculties and judgements are impaired and the dark mood sets in. So the Key to getting that right buzz is to find out your own “sweet-spot” where you are perfectly drunk but not too drunk as this sweet-spot differs from person to person and drink responsibly.
Also important part of the drinking binge is the preparation involved like, picking the drinking spot and drinking partners.
DO NOT DRINK ALONE:
A drink is best enjoyed in company of people you can chill out with. So choose your drinking partners carefully. Pick up friends you can trust and have fun with and those who would not judge you and will also take care of you, in case you lose control.
AVOID BEING OUT IN THE SUN:
Hanging out in the sun is likely to dehydrate you and then if you drink alcohol, the alcohol will be absorbed into the dehydrated bloodstream much faster, rendering you drunk before you can enjoy the drink. So make sure you stay in the shade if you are planning to be drink during the day.
DRINK LOTS OF WATER:
The best way to get a better buzz from your drinks is to stay hydrated throughout the drinking spree. Drinking water before and during the drinking rounds isn’t such a bad idea, as it slows the pace at which you drink, a notch, and helps to keep you sober and will also prevent you from getting any hangovers.
MAKE SURE TO EAT BEFORE PICKING UP THE GLASS:
Load yourself up on those carbohydrates proteins and fats to slow your stomach down. So keep eating real meal as well, while you drink. This will slow the pace at which your body absorbs the alcohol. The key is to never drink on an empty stomach.
TAKE A SPOONFUL OF ACTIVE YEAST:
Active Dry yeast has been found to be helpful in keeping drinkers clear-headed. So go ahead and take a teaspoon of yeast before downing every glass of alcohol. Yeast produces an enzyme called Alcohol dehydrogenase that helps in breaking down alcohol and results lower absorption of the alcohol in the bloodstream.
PICK YOUR DRINK CAREFULLY:
Avoid carbonated drinks or bubbly wines which have more alcohol content thus delivering more alcohol at once and making it all the more difficult for slower absorption of it in the bloodstream.
Best way to do this, is dancing to the music you enjoy. This will serve a dual purpose of keeping a check on whether you are too drunk to dance properly and also it will keep your mind off the next drink, thus giving you an enjoyable break between drinks.
KEEP TABS ON YOUR SYMPTOMS:
If you hear your words slurring; feel like the room is spinning around you or find it difficult to walk without stumbling, take a break from your drinks , sit and take some time out to gather your wits around you, drink some water and solid food and then resume drinking.