Reader Recipe: Apple Spritzer
From Trinity Behavioral Care
2 oz. apple juice
4 oz. soda water
Pour the apple juice into a glass filled previously with 3 to 5 ice cubes and add the soda. Stir before you serve.
Alcohol can contribute to dehydration and heat exhaustion.
Instead of consuming, you should keep hydrated with adequate amounts of water or sports drinks. Drinking alcohol in the heat also can impact your judgment. The more alcohol you consume, the harder it is for you to recognize whether you might have a heat-related illness. The combination of alcohol and heat poses especially serious health risks for older adults and individuals with medical conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease.
Summer is a dangerous time of year for motor vehicle and boating crashes. Never drink alcohol and drive. If you plan to drink, designate a nondrinking driver. When boating, never allow alcohol on board. Alcohol is the leading contributor in boating deaths, according to the U.S. Coast Guard 124 deaths and 276 injuries occurred because of alcohol use.
Trinity Behavioral Care is located in Marion on 103 Court street 423-8292 . In Dillon at 204 Martin Luther King Blvd 774-6591 and in Marlboro on 211 North Marlboro Street, 479-5683. All calls are confidential.