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Can you tell how drunk you are?

Dec 2nd, 2016 by

A new study has found that boozers out on the town are more likely to underestimate their drunkenness if their companions are also drinking heavily. The lesson? Take a sober friend with you

Can you tell if you have had too much to drink? Do you count alcohol units, or try walking in a straight line? Turns out we base our judgment on the sobriety – or not – of those around us. Research from four Welsh city-centre pubs and clubs, published in the journal BMC Public Health found that people were more likely to underestimate how much alcohol they had drunk when surrounded by others who were inebriated. Such company also made them feel more relaxed about the health risks of boozing.

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