Illustration by Shannon Orcutt

Greatist is all for making healthier choices, but that doesn’t mean we’re giving up on the booze entirely. And while we suggest drinking in moderation, alcohol affects everyone’s behavior to some extent. Research suggests alcohol can make us more impulsive, so avoid heading to the bar when you’ve got emotional baggage in tow. And keep an eye on others who might be in the mood to start up an alcohol-fueled tussle.

Read on to find out what kind of drunk you are!

The Takeaway: Leave the emotional extras at home when heading out to the bar, and know when it’s time to close the tab.

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“Avoid using cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs as alternatives to being an interesting person.” — Marilyn Vos Savant