Alcohol is a drink which affects our brain and how we act and
react to things. When drunk in moderation the effects aren't
pronounced and therefore are usually not harmful. If an excessive
amount of alcohol is drunk, however, then there can be several
issues caused from this. Some things that may happen are:
- It slows down your body and makes accidents more likely to
- You might become violent when you are drunk.
- Drinking a lot in one go can be very dangerous.
- People may pass out, choke on their own sick, overdose and even
- Every weekend hospitals pump the stomachs of young people who
have drunk too much.
- Being drunk makes you vulnerable and someone could take
advantage of you more easily.
- Regular, heavy use can lead to alcoholism. People then feel
they have to drink all the time to avoid feeling ill.
- Regular, heavy use can damage your liver, heart, stomach and
If you want to know more about the effects of drinking, visit
Childline's alcohol page.
Confidential service offering advice, support with drugs and
alcohol issues for all ages.
Phone: 0800 776 600
CAN Young People Bedfordshire (CAN YP)
Service for 10-19 year olds. Confidential service for young
people worried about themselves or others.
Phone: 01234 344911
james kingham project (jkp), 32 St John's
Street, Bedford, Beds, MK42 0DH
Phone: 01234 344133