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How can I drink less alcohol?

If you're trying to curb your alcohol consumption, here are some things to try:
  • Drink festive drinks that won't impact your blood pressure, such as nonalcoholic margaritas, mojitos and hurricane punch.
  • If you're at a party or event where alcohol is served for several hours, alternate water with alcoholic drinks, and stop drinking alcohol after a couple of drinks. If you're at a bar or restaurant, switch to iced tea or sparkling water after a drink or two.
  • If you're a heavy drinker, reduce alcohol intake slowly, over one to two weeks. If you stop suddenly, you risk developing severe high blood pressure for several days.
This content originally appeared on HealthyWomen.org.

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