Having a drink is part of everyday life for many of us – and for most people, drinking in moderation won’t cause any long term harm.
Unfortunately, too many people in Brighton and Hove drink too much too often.
If you’re one of them, or know someone who is, you need to understand the risks involved.
We’re not here to be killjoys – we just want you to understand the risks to health from drinking too much, and drink sensibly.
The immediate problems from drinking too much are well known – from loss of control, impotence and sickness to being at a greater risk of road accidents or catching sexually transmitted infections, right through to choking to death on your own vomit.
Longer term health risks from alcohol include liver and heart disease, stomach ulcers, stroke, infertility, dementia and brain damage.
Drinking too much can damage an unborn child, lead to more risk of cancer (including breast cancer), and is also often linked to mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.
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