To optimize your body chemistry, try to have ALL the FUN in one location.
Two plus location parties
The idea of two location parties is relatively new, but it is an idea that has caught on, so it is pretty common. So what is the deal ?
A two location party begins somewhere “NEUTRAL” – typically in a not so happening place. Someone’s garage, the park or even the car.
The point of the exercise is to get IN THE MOOD for the REAL party.
The definition of being IN THE MOOD
- is to be relaxed enough to act seriously COOL
- to feel a little invincible
- to be genuinely happy to talk to friends and strangers
- to be a little BUZZED, so you feel COOL
The quickest way to get IN THE MOOD, is to embark on a little pre-partying alcohol consumption i.e. to enjoy a few alcoholic beverages, quick, quick.
The pre-drink / frontload
Potentially a smart move, especially if drinking at THE REAL PARTY is likely to be “challenging”. And it can be….
The two biggest challenges
- Economics – happening locations charge more for a beer, than the local liquor store
- Access – if you’re underage, buying a beer can be a major hassle.
As I said…… potentially a SMART MOVE – party optimization !
Hang on a minute, is it REALLY a smart move ?
A smashing good time
It turns out, pre-party drinking, results in much more alcohol being consumed, typically double the amount ends up being consumed. And much more alcohol in, increases the chances you drink until you are “motherless” – which is never a health move.
This is the what Swiss researchers discovered when the tracked the drinking habits of 183 young adults (97 women and 86 men), in their early twenties.
Cell phone tag
The team used a fancy internet based cell phone technology (ICAT) to follow the PARTY.
Participants were texted regularly, over five consecutive weekends, to assess their current location and alcohol consumption levels.
7828 assessments were provided, which corresponded to 1441 “HAPPY” evenings.
Double the trouble
On evenings when the party began at one venue, before moving to the final location, participants averaged 7.1 drinks. This is a lot more than at one location bashes, where alcohol consumption was restricted to 4.2 drinks on average.
The extra alcohol consumption during two location revelry, resulted in significant more trouble, self-reported troubles included :
- Hangovers – click here to learn how to use a little biology to avoid a hangover 295
- Unplanned susbstance use
- Unintended or unprotected sex
- Injuries to themselves or someone else
- Property vandalism
Sorry to be a party pooper, but it doesn’t take a genius to work out, for better body chemistry you want to keep the number of drinks in an evening, on the low side.
Doubling your alcohol consumption – pretty much doubles your troubles.
This research suggests, one way to do this is to party in one location, something that is not that hard to do. Changing where you’re partying during a night, increases the odds that you’re end up having a little TOO MUCH alcohol.
PARTY SAFE. Party in one location.
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