Festive revellers urged to put their safety first
LATE-night revellers are being urged to take extra measures to keep themselves safe over the Christmas and New Year period – by drinking sensibly and making sure they have their journey home arranged.
The festive period is the busiest of the year for pubs and clubs, particularly in town and city centres.
As the festivities get into full swing, public health bosses and voluntary workers in Plymouth are urging people to make sure they've got their travel arrangements organised before they go out.
Advice includes calling a taxi before you go out and planning your journey home with friends or in a group, including how you are going to pay for it.
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Health professionals also advise eating before you go out and taking suitable clothing for the cold weather, such as a jacket or jumper.
Dr Virginia Pearson, director of public health for the NHS in Devon, said: "Most of us enjoy a glass or two as part of the festive celebrations but some people overdo it and find themselves in all kinds of trouble.
"In the short term, drinking too much alcohol causes people to lose their inhibitions so they may put themselves in dangerous situations or do something they may later regret.
"They may also fall and injure themselves while under the influence of alcohol.
"In the long term, regularly drinking more than the recommended guidelines can increase people's chances of certain types of cancer, memory loss, brain damage, certain types of stroke and heart and liver disease.
"So our simple message to people is to have fun, but to think before they drink too much this Christmas."