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Alcohol - Introduction

Many people die each year where alcohol is a contributory factor such as accidental falls, suicide, homicide and accidents. There is also convincing evidence to show that regular alcohol consumption increases the risk of liver cirrhosis, cancers of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, oesophagus and liver.

A comparison of alcohol related mortality and alcohol consumption in Ireland over the last thirty years show increases in cancers related to alcohol consumption, cirrhosis and other conditions specifically related to alcohol- alcohol poisoning, alcohol psychosis, alcohol dependency, toxic effect of alcohol and alcohol abuse.

The more you drink, the greater the risk; drinking too much can damage your health and cause problems with work, family and friends.

Support on campus is provided by the Health Promotion Office, the Medical Centre, the Counsellor Centre, and the Chaplaincy Team. We can also give you contact details for local services.



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