This story was originally published September 30, 2014.
Adult life is full of things we are never taught how to do. At least with some of it — filing taxes, buying a house, losing those last 10 pounds — there are a few courses you can take. But, when it comes to the drinking life, we are left to good old trial and error. And, a lot of it ends up in the latter.
Many are first introduced to drinking at the dark carnival that is college, where the best one can do is take a seat at the bar and learn from those who already have a tab going. But, eventually there comes a time when you need to start drinking, well, like an actual adult. And for that, there are a few areas for improvement and some lessons to learn. Click ahead for these invaluable tips — trust, you'll be thankful in the end.