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Legal drug

Alcohol

How do people consume alcohol?

Drinking

Name
Alcohol
Also known as
Booze, Bevvy
Type of drug
Legal drug

Some people think alcohol is a stimulant because it makes them feel happy and lively and reduces their inhibitions. However, alcohol is a depressant which slows down your reactions and your ability to think clearly.

  • Drinking moderate amounts of alcohol may not be harmful and may even have a beneficial effect in reducing risks of coronary heart disease and stroke.
  • Drinking too much (anything over the recommended daily limit) can have a number of health risks for you and others around you. 
  • Health risks include cancers, heart problems, high blood pressure, stroke, liver disease, falls and other accidents and potentially becoming the victim of crime.
  • It is illegal for anyone under 18 to buy alcohol.
  • The police can confiscate alcohol from anyone under 18 and may prosecute under 18s who drink in public places.
  • There are laws governing the limits of alcohol that can be consumed when driving.

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