I live in an area that's not just a college town, it's a college town with several small colleges, and a fair number of pubs, bars, and cocktail lounges. This means that in the course of indulging in free Wi-Fi, I'm afforded an incredible theater for watching people engage in astonishingly silly behavior around alcohol. This post is an attempt to offer some alternatives of indulging, without running quite so much risk.
First, yes, we like alcohol, not only for the amazing varieties of types and flavors it comes in, but for certain "medicinal" values as well. For the purposes of this post, I'm going to assume no one likes puking their guts out, and only the insanely masochistic like a hangover.
One of the most basic things you should do when you know you're going to have a fun night with a fair amount of imbibing is to eat something first. This does not mean a granola bar. This means real food with protein, and yes, some fat. Not just salad. Fat will actually adhere to your intestinal tract in provide a little protection against subsequent indignities. Have a steak. Or a quesadilla. Or a cheeseburger. Anything with a little substance.