Reducing harm caused by alcohol

Alcohol and COVID-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak means you may be feeling more stressed or worried than usual.

In times of stress some people can drink more often or more heavily, but it’s more important than ever to look after your health and wellbeing.

Drinking alcohol can impact your health in many different ways including increasing the likelihood of accident or injury.

It can also lead to more serious health issues like cancer, stroke and heart disease.

The more alcohol you drink, the higher your risk.

Choosing to cut back on how much you drink may help reduce related health risks and complications linked to coronavirus. Alcohol can reduce the immune system’s ability to fight off infectious diseases and have an impact on the health of your heart and lungs.

For more information see the links below

Tips for cutting back on alcohol