Sometimes drinking is unavoidable at office shindigs. You’ve worked with these people all year, and this is a good chance for you to see them in a social environment and let loose. Know your limits. If you know you’re driving home, try to limit yourself to about 1 to 2 drinks an hour. Don’t forget the food and water. I know the company is paying for that open bar, but those appetizers being handed out are also tasty. If drinking an alcoholic mixture, use a non-carbonated base, like fruit juice. Alcohol is absorbed into the blood stream faster with a carbonated base. Here’s a handy tip, if you made a fool of yourself at the office party while intoxicated, you’re probably too drunk to drive.