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  • Like all drugs, alcohol can damage your body, especially if you drink heavily every day or in binges.
  • Potential short-term effects of alcohol include hangover and alcohol poisoning, as well as falls and accidents, conflict, lowered inhibitions and risky behaviours.
  • Long-term alcohol consumption contributes to more than 200 different types of diseases and injury.
  • If you choose to drink alcohol, low level drinking is less risky than heavy drinking or binge drinking.
  • There is no level of safe alcohol consumption.

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Reviewed on: 08-10-2020