How of­ten should I... get drunk?

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We’ve got some sober­ing news. “The truth­ful an­swer is that you shouldn’t get drunk,” says Peter An­der­son, pro­fes­sor of sub­stance use, pol­icy and prac­tice at New­cas­tle Univer­sity by day, party pooper by night. “If you look at the long-term health ef­fects, you’re much more at risk if you con­cen­trate your drink­ing into one or two days than if you spread it out.” Not to men­tion the short-term ef­fects – you know, the ones that make you think it’s a good idea to try park­our at 1am on a Satur­day night on the M1 in Jo’burg. An­der­son’s ad­vice? set­tle your tab af­ter two beers. “That sounds ridicu­lously lit­tle to most peo­ple, but if you want to avoid the real risk of ac­ci­dents, that’s what you should stick to.”

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