Drinking and your body
"Information to help you understand the possible physical effects of alcohol as well as risk"
How does the body process alcohol?
This is how the human body processes alcohol step by step. How quickly this happens can be different for everyone, so it’s important to take your personal circumstances into account.
Does drinking increase the risk of injury?
As alcohol affects your attention, focus and coordination, excessive drinking will increase your chances of being injured. Here are the dangers to be aware of.
How does drinking affect general health?
Although the impact of drinking does vary between adults, and for some it’s best not to drink at all, there are facts you can keep in mind.
How does drinking affect pregnancy and breastfeeding?
If you’re pregnant, what you eat and drink may also affect your child. Here’s what you should know about drinking alcohol during pregnancy.
How does drinking affect the brain, liver and heart?
Drinking alcohol will affect your organs when you drink, but the extent of the impact depends on many factors. Here’s what you need to know.
How does drinking affect you physically? It depends on who you are
Why do some people get tipsy quickly, while others can ‘hold their drink’? And why should some people not drink at all? Here are some factors that determine how drinking can affect each of us differently.
Is there a link between drinking and cancer?
This is how drinking alcohol may affect your risk of getting cancer.
Understanding Absolute and Relative Risk with Alcohol
There are two ways of understanding risk – absolute and relative risk. This is what they mean.
What are the short and long-term effects of binge drinking?
While there’s no single agreed definition of a binge, drinking a large quantity of alcohol in a short space of time can have serious consequences.
What do family and medical histories mean for how drinking affects you?
Your family and medical histories can have a real impact on how drinking affects you, versus other people. Here are five things to keep in mind.