Enjoy your night,
stay safe

A few drinks less will help you and your mates stay safe and enjoy a night to remember. Making simple changes could improve your wellbeing, save you money and help you wake up the next morning feeling fresh and ready to take on the day.

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Some top tips to enjoy your night and stay safe

Rethink the pre-drink

Getting drunk before you go out puts you and your friends at greater risk, and could mean an early taxi home. Think about limiting how much you have before leaving, and drink plenty of water to keep you hydrated throughout the night.  

Stronger together

Support your mates by staying together, looking after one another, and respecting their choices. A good friend doesn’t push others to drink more than they want to. 

Enjoy your mornings

A few simple steps will keep your hangover at bay, improve your wellbeing, and help you make the most of your mornings.

  • Eat a meal before you drink 
  • Keep hydrated and drink water in between alcoholic drinks 
  • Don’t mix your drinks 
  • Avoid the shots

Plan ahead

Don’t be left out in the cold – make sure you arrange your ride home before going out.

Think before you mix

Mixing your drinks can be a mistake, whether that’s spirits, wines, or shots. Alcohol affects all our bodies differently, so it’s much smarter to stick to the same drink – and don’t mix with drugs. Alcohol and drugs may work together in ways you don’t expect, and can be dangerous when taken at the same time

Taking drugs is illegal but if you are determined to take them, think carefully about the risks before you start. Plan ahead, tell others what you have taken, stay with friends and you can always check what is in the drugs by providing a sample to WEDINOS. The only way to avoid all the risks is to not take drugs.

Be aware, take care

A few drinks less will help you stay alert on your night out, and spot the signs of drink spiking. Keep an eye on your drinks and never leave them unattended. If you think you or your mates have been spiked, stay together and seek help. 

If you are worried or concerned about your or someone else’s drinking, there is help out there.
Talking to somebody is the first step. You can call DAN 24/7 anytime day or night, and we will give you free and confidential help and advice.


0800 808 2234

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A few drinks less is part of Calling Time For Change, a strategy for reducing the harm caused by alcohol delivered by the North Wales Area Planning Board for Substance Misuse.

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