Mixer-Nixers: Top 10 Drinking Dangers
Before your next drink, learn more about what doesn't mix well with alcohol.
Alcohol and ... Almost Everything
Drinking alcohol can almost always put you at an increased risk for a bad
ending in some way, shape, or form. Here are other activities that just aren't
good bedfellows for alcohol:
If you're riding a bike after a few drinks and are legally drunk, your
chances of being seriously or fatally injured while on two wheels increases by
2,000%, according a study published in the February 2001 issue of The
Journal of the American Medical Association.
According to the collegedrinkingprevention.gov web site, mixing alcohol and
academics doesn't help when a student is trying make the grade: "About 25%
of college students report academic consequences of their drinking including
missing class, falling behind, doing poorly on exams or papers, and receiving
lower grades overall."
Finally, when it's hot and sunny, and all you want is an ice-cold mixed
drink, think again. Alcohol can hinder the body's ability to regulate
temperature, and alcoholic drinks can also cause you to lose excess amounts of
body fluid, according to the CDC web site. Both of these can overload your
body, leading to dehydration and heat