Alcohol and alcoholism

Drinking alcohol is widely regarded as an acceptable social activity which is why the problem or addiction is not often recognised. Regularly exceeding the recommended limits (more than 14 units per week) will put your health at risk from conditions such as stroke, cancer or heart attack. Binge drinking (drinking a large amount once or twice a week) poses just as much risk even if you have alcohol free days.

If you suspect that you or someone you know may have an issue with alcohol there is help and support available. The level of treatment would depend on the level of the problem, in some cases a time within a treatment or rehabilitation centre may be required.

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