• Alcohol is a depressant drug that affects a person’s concentration and coordination. The effects vary and depend on the drinker's age, weight, sex, mood and general health
  • Young people tend to drink alcohol less regularly than adults. However, they will experience the effects of drinking alcohol quicker than adults


Strengths of different alcoholic drinks

Alcohol affects the way the body works, no matter how much a person drinks.


Effects of alcohol on the body

  • About 90% of alcohol in the blood is broken down by the liver
  • Nothing can speed up the work of the liver
  • Vomiting may get rid of the alcohol still in the stomach, but cannot get rid of the alcohol already absorbed in the bloodstream



Tips to stay safe

  • Drink alcohol with a lower-alcohol content
  • Eat before and while drinking alcohol
  • Drink slowly
  • Have contact numbers on hand in case of emergencies
  • Never drink and drive or get into a car with a driver who has had alcohol
  • Do not drink at all