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Before you drink there's some important information you should know. Read on to find out some facts about alcohol and you.
Alcohol makes you lose your inhibitions- that might put you in a bad position, where your safety is at risk.
Drinking might make you feel more confident- you might feel braver than normal, making you vulnerable to other bad things like being beaten, raped or robbed, especially if you are alone at night.
Small amounts of alcohol can make you feel good and happy – but the good feeling you get from alcohol will pass if you drink too much. Alcohol is a poison and alcohol poisoning is no joke. Big drinking sessions can kill you if your blood alcohol level shuts down parts of your brain.
When you gamble with alcohol, it's not only yourself that you are putting at risk- alcohol is often involved in accidents such as drownings, falls, and house fires.
Other people such as your friends, family, the police, and hospitals may be affected- lost inhibitions may make you do things you wouldn't normally do, like pick fights with your mates, go with someone who you didn't want to, get talked into committing crimes or driving drunk, or saying things you didn't mean.