Alcohol and health
Alcohol affects your body and brain, increases many health risks and can damage your mental health.
Alcohol can mask problems and make life’s ups and downs harder to deal with. It can cause problems like depression and anxiety or make existing problems worse.
Find out how alcohol affects your health, including brain damage, cancer, heart problems and liver disease.
Alcohol is a powerful drug. Find out what happens when we get drunk and why alcohol can affect people in different ways. Learn about alcohol’s toxic effects – from hangover symptoms to alcohol poisoning.
You don’t need to be dependent on alcohol for it to affect your health
Alcohol and breastfeeding
Breast milk is the healthiest choice for your baby, but what happens if you drink alcohol?
Alcohol, medications and other drugs
Mixing alcohol with some medicines and other drugs can have dangerous side-effects.
Alcohol and your looks
As well as the beer belly and the drinker’s nose, alcohol can affect your looks in other ways.
Avoiding health problems
Low-risk drinking and knowing the warning signs can reduce the risk of serious alcohol-related health problems.
Alcohol & weight gain
Facts to help you with counting alcohol calories
and ensure you make the right choices
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