Drinking and Alcohol

Although it is legal for people over the age of 18 to buy and drink alcohol, that doesn’t mean it’s any less powerful than other drugs!

Alcohol is a depressant. This means it slows down your body’s responses to things that you do. Just enough alcohol can make you feel sociable. If you drink too much you’ll have a hangover the next day, and may not even remember what you got up to. If you drink way too much alcohol in a single session you could end up in a coma or it could even kill you.
Effects of alcohol can include:
•Reduced feelings of anxiety and inhibitions, making you feel more sociable.
•Exaggerating the mood that you’re in when you start drinking. For example if you’re feeling down, drinking alcohol may make you feel even more low.
•Causing a range of physical health problems, either as a result of binge drinking, or from drinking more than recommended safe amounts over the course of a week. 

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Useful contacts



NACOA are the National Association for Children of Alcoholics contact via phone (0800 358 3456) or email helpline@Nacoa.org.uk www.nacoa.org.uk




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