Rethink before you drink

13 December 2017

Alcohol can affect your liver or cause brain damage, heart disease, high blood pressure and increase the risk of cancers. Men have a tendency to indulge in risk-taking behaviour’s while drinking. So how can you reduce the risks associated with drinking while still enjoying a tipple?

Avoid drinking more than 2 standard drinks on any given day and no more than 4 standard drinks on any one occasion.

The more alcohol you drink in a single session, the greater the risk of you being injured. Drinking 4 standard drinks more than doubles your risk of injury in the following 6 hours.


Tips to reduce the risk to your health when drinking

  • Set limits for yourself and stick to them

• Start with non- alcoholic drinks and alternate with alcoholic drinks

• Drink slowly

• Try drinks with a lower alcohol content

• Eat before or while you are drinking

• If you participate in a rounds of drinks include some non-alcoholic ones


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