Last on the list should (hopefully) mean first in your mind. For the love of all that is red white and blue. Do. Not. Get. Drunk. Yes, I can already hear you proclaiming, “But, I proudly earned my Drinking Buddy Ribbon on a post-deployment four-day bender outside Fort Hood! I can handle my liquor!” Trust me when I tell you, everything I’ve listed on this list is easily avoidable by keeping your alcohol consumption in check. And if you’re still feeling the urge for some heavy drinking, save it for your family party, where you’ll really need it.