Drinking: The biggest worry here is to not leave your drink unattended. There are too many looking to spike drinks. Also of concern is uncorking the champaign in a safe manner. Too many have lost eyes or had them damaged. Also aim the cork away from people.
Driving: The best way to handle this is to not drive on New Years Eve. There are too many people who or buzzed or intoxicated. Perhaps you can spend the night at the party, or take public transportation when possible. If you must drive, and people intend to drink a designated driver who doesn't drink is essential. Buzzed driving is driving under the influence; as is driving after using drugs or marijuana.
Public events: Never attend alone; always go with a group. There is safety in group. Also please have some form of communication. Be alert and aware of your surroundings. Likely you are with people who have been drinking, and in an area which is unfamiliar.
Fireworks and guns: If fireworks are part of you New Year plans best is a public display. Personal sparklers can be dangerous, and children should not use them, and if they do close supervision is needed. An no shooting of guns. What goes up must come down; and too often an innocent person can be insured or killed.
Pet safety: Remember pets do not like loud or unusual noises. Take precautions if your pet may be subject to this.
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Health Is Vital
Health is taken for granted, until you can't any more. In this blog I hope to put down on paper some of the articles I come across and want to remember, about health. I will be personalizing these articles to apply to me. I am diabetic, over weight, have high blood pressure and tinnitus, so these are the things you will find here. I will include nutrition, exercise, and holistic health, and many other ideas. I work in the health profession, particularly mental health, and have an interest in suicide prevention; so these topics will also be covered in this blog. Please, if you are suffering reach out. Our county health and crisis line is 1-855-278-4204.