Many people drink and enjoy the fact that it gets them drunk. However some people would like to enjoy the act of drinking, but avoid the drunken feeling that comes with it. While it is impossible to drink a large amount and not get drunk, it is possible to drink without getting drunk if done the correct way.
Practice Self Control
One of the most important things when drinking is learning how to practice self-control. The reason people turn into alcoholics is because they cannot effectively set their limits. Learn how much it takes for you to get drunk and then set your limit to below that. A rudimentary way to determine how much it will take you to get drunk is to use a Blood Alcohol Level Chart which uses your weight to tell you the level of alcohol that would be in your system after a certain number of drinks.
It also helps to have people around you that will not pressure you into drinking. If you have friends who will peer pressure you into drinking more, you will become drunk much faster. Drink with friends who will respect your limits and your attempts at self-control
Eat Before and While Your Drink
Food is a good way to help avoid getting drunk. When there is food in your stomach, it will help absorb any alcohol that you consume which means less will be absorbed directly into your blood stream. Make sure to have a full meal before you think about drinking. Having food in your stomach also means that if you do happen to get drunk and drink past your limit, you will be less likely to get sick.
If you are going out to a restaurant or bar that serves food make sure to get something to eat while you drink. This will dilute the alcohols effects and leave you more sober. If you are drunk already, eating will help make you less drunk and possibly every sober after a few hours of not drinking.