Who Has Been Lying To You? Check Out these 7 Debunked Myths About Alcohol

Some of us have absurd ways of thinking. We think if we pee right after sex we won’t get pregnant because we’ve peed the semen out. We think if boys press girls’ breasts they’ll grow bigger. Even when we were younger, we were made to believe that if you pound an empty mortar, you’re pounding your mum’s breast. If you use a broomstick or broom to hit someone, your mother will give birth to a broom. Oh! and if you kill a spider, you’ll get constipation.

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Now there are different myths surrounding the drinking of alcohol and we are here to debunk them.

1. Eating a full meal before drinking will keep you sober

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This is a lie from the pit of hell! My dear brother and sister! If you don’t want to get drunk, then don’t drink. Stop believing absurd things you hear. Yes, the food in your stomach will delay the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream but you’ll eventually get drunk once it’s been absorbed.

2.   Older wine is always better

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My dear, stop believing everything you hear and do your own research. This point is only valid for some wine types. Some are supposed to be consumed within a year. After the year, they’ll go bad. Whiles others are to be stored in a wine cellar for a few years for them to reach their peak quality. You de3 do and drink spoilt wine ok.

3. Taking a painkiller before getting drunk reduces the effects of a hangover.

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That is how they’ll put you in a bottle and close it tight and you wouldn’t be able to come out. Lol. But we don’t blame you mmom. It’s a nice thought taking the medicine to prevent yourself from feeling awful in the morning but it does not work. The medication will wear off before the headache comes on.  Oh! And don’t take aspirin and ibuprofen while still drinking. The painkillers can erode the stomach lining, which, coupled with the stomach irritants in alcohol, can cause liver inflammation and allow more alcohol into the bloodstream, resulting in potential liver damage and a higher-than-normal Blood Alcohol Content.

4. Cold Showers, Fresh Air and Coffee Will Sober You Up

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These might feel a little refreshing but they don’t really sober you up. The only thing that can help you sober up is … waaaiitt for it… TIME! It takes the body about 1 hour to eliminate the alcohol in one drink. Once absorbed into the bloodstream, alcohol gets processed by the kidneys, lungs, and liver. This is why a urine, blood, or breathalyzer test can all detect alcohol in the body.

5. You Can Drink And Still Be In Control

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It is with this mindset that you’ll drive when drunk and will cause an accident. Drinking impairs your judgement. Period! This increases the likelihood that you’ll do something which you’ll regret later on in life.

6. It’s ok for a lady to drink in order to keep up with her male friends

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First of all, this isn’t an attack on females so you so-called feminists, keep quiet as we explain. Women process alcohol differently. No matter how much he drinks if you drink the same amount as your boyfriend, you’ll be more intoxicated. It is what it is.

7. Beer doesn’t have as much alcohol as hard liquor does. 

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The fact is that one 12-ounce can of beer, one 5-ounce glass of wine, or one normal sized cocktail containing about 1 1/2 ounces of liquor are all equally intoxicating. Each alcoholic beverage is considered a standard drink containing about the same amount of alcohol. Where the myth has some merit is if you were to drink 12 ounces of liquor compared to one 12-ounce can of beer, then yes, the 12 ounces of liquor might have you hugging a toilet bowl.

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