Alcohol, although enjoyable when used responsibly, is still a drug and carries risks! Think about how you drink, where you are and who you’re with when drinking as these situations can affect how you experience a night out with alcohol. Also let’s be clear you should never mix alcohol with other drugs!
About the units in alcohol and how alcohol affects you personally when you’ve been drinking. It takes one hour per unit of alcohol to leave your system once you’ve stopped drinking so work out how long it takes for alcohol to leave your body to reduce other problems for example driving or being a passenger in someone else’s car.
About your appearance! Alcohol affects how you think, behave and act. That expensive dress, impressive style or easy going nature you were trying to show off before you started drinking can drastically alter when you’ve let alcohol take control of you!
4. The morning after
Alcohol is responsible for many a person’s ‘if only I hadn’t’... Alcohol affects your ability to make good decisions, avoid risky situations and remember last night. Alcohol can also cause problems in relationships, can cause harm to yourself and/or others and is associated with many long term health problems regardless of your age or how healthy you may think you are.
Alcohol is addictive with hospital cases of young people requiring medical treatment for serious disease and organ failure due to the consequences of risky drinking. Just because you’re young doesn’t mean you’re invincible.