Alcohol and health


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It is important to be aware of the harms alcohol may have on your health and wellbeing. People often underestimate the damage they do to themselves and to others through excessive drinking.

Everyone reacts differently to alcohol for many reasons, including weight, height and gender, and many people don't have a realistic idea of how much they're drinking.

Alcohol is a depressant and, in excess, it can have a huge impact on your health, affecting your memory and how your brain works, and causing anxiety and depression.

This page provides a range of information about alcohol and health. Click on the below links to read about alcohol units and how to drink sensibly: