Going out and drinking is such a fun thing to do especially when all your friends join you. You do however, have to remind yourself to do it in moderation and stay hydrated when you do. Drinking excessively can have damaging effects to your body, especially your liver. Giving your liver a break is essential so it can have time to recover from the effects of alcohol. It is recommended to drink enough water for your body to stay hydrated, which is the 8x8 rule. Drink eight ounces times 8 of water each day.