Know... about alcohol

Many people in Northern Ireland drink without experiencing any problems. A couple of drinks can help us relax and meet new people or make a party or celebration more enjoyable.

Alcohol has become a normal and accepted part of life, but the amount of alcohol you can drink in a day without risking your health is less than you might think.

Drinkers often cram their drinking into a few sessions, usually on a Friday or Saturday night. However, this way of drinking can not only harm their health, but also put their personal safety and that of others at risk. It can also impact on relationships with family, friends and employers.

What do you really know about alcohol and how it might be affecting your life? Use the menu on the right to find out more.