Welcome to Drinking 101:
Bimble is an app for partys - no doubt. Still Bimble explicitly doesn’t encourage you to get drunk. Our main goal is that you have a fun and safe time while going out. Furthermore Bimble helps you to remember the valuable time you had. If you drink alcohol, it's important to know how to drink responsibly and to stay within your alcohol tolerance level. If you don't, then you could hurt your friends and family and put yourself in grave danger. If you want to know how to drink responsibly, whether you're at a bar, a party, or any other place where people are drinking, then you have to make a game plan, know your limits, and know how to spot and avoid dangerous situations. First we want to give a crash course in Responsible Drinking that will help you navigate through freshman year on college and beyond!
1. Learn your limit.
Start counting your drinks to find your personal limit. Be sure to also be with friends who can keep control of the situation and avoid drunkenness.
You also have to know how much alcohol a standard drink has:
- [0,3l / 12 oz] regular beer (5% alcohol)
- [0,15l / 5 oz] wine (12% alcohol)
- [90ml / 3 oz] fortified wine, such as sherry or port (18% alcohol)
- [45ml / 1.5 oz] liquor, such as vodka, rum or gin (40% alcohol)
But what is more than a standard drink?
- pint of draught beer
- cocktail such as a martini or a bellini
- red solo cup filled to the top
- cup of jungle juice
- big gulp cup
2. How to calculate Blood Alcohol Concentration.
You can use free tools available on the internet to calculate your BAC.
For example this BAC Calculator from Syracuse University’s BE Wise Campaign can help you learn how many drinks you can have before your BAC gets too high.
Also check the chart below:
3. Different factors affect BAC.
Many different factors affect BAC, so you are unlikely to be able to judge your own BAC accurately. Factors that affect your BAC include:
- the amount of alcohol consumed
- the period of time over which alcohol is consumed
- your body weight
- whether or not you have eaten
- how much water you have consumed between drinks
- your fitness level and general health
- the health of your liver.
4. Never ever drink & drive.
Don't even drive if you're just tipsy. Just one drink per hour can put you over the legal limit for driving. Even if you think you "feel fine," your BAC may indicate otherwise. We expressly recommend to never drive after a drink! Stay safe. Always.