How often should I... get drunk?
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.”