Managing Director of Sandy Crest Medical Centre Dr. Brian Charles.
Don’t overdo it
Sun, 07/31/2016 - 12:00am
Partygoers urged to be responsible
“I’m not telling you not to drink, or party, the overall thing is once you are responsible everything will follow."
MANAGING Director of Sandy Crest Medical Centre, Dr. Brian Charles is calling on revellers and people enjoying the final countdown to the Crop Over festival to be responsible in their use of
Dr. Charles, who is also the managing director of Coverley Medical Centre, told The Barbados Advocate that persons should be mindful that “everything from accidents to domestic problems, to whatever health issues that can occur, start as a result of persons being irresponsible.
“My message is whatever you want to do, be responsible. Think about it first. Do not necessarily limit your activities, but with your activities come a level of responsibility to yourself; but not only you, to others around you,” he said.
The medical practitioner, who admits that he is an avid partygoer, remarked that a simple act of bouncing a party-goer or stepping on someone’s toes need not escalate; rather, the situation could be diffused by a simple “sorry”.
Dr. Charles outlined the myriad of problems that can occur out of carelessness, which includes not being discerning enough about where one consumes food during the season.
“If you are driving, you may not be intoxicated, but you want to get to the party as fast as possible and you’re in an accident. It may not affect you, but the person would be affected for life. Even down to registration and insurance of vehicles. Be responsible in everything,” he added.
“If you are drinking, you’re having a good time but you lose your judgement. If you are out in the sun, you get dehydrated. Even though not drinking, you can fall ill and fall down.
“I’m not telling you not to drink, or party, the overall thing is once you are responsible everything will follow. We have people who are careless and don’t think that their actions can affect others. And I see it in the clinic,” he lamented.