A British survey found that those who suffer from anxiety or depression are twice as likely to
have a drinking problem. The use of alcohol has also been linked to self-harm, suicide and
In 2006 a study was carried out involving 3,004 self-harm patients. It was discovered that 62% of males and 50%
of females consumed alcohol before or while self-harming. It has also been noted that alcohol is associated
with about 65% of suicides in the UK. Alcohol has also been found to be responsible for negative impacts on
considerably affecting reaction to events/situations taking place around you. This is why it is strongly
recommended that you do not drink and drive, and should always avoid situations where you may be vulnerable.
Until the age of 18 the brain is still in the process of developing which makes it more
susceptible to damage from heavy use of alcohol.
Drinking 8-10 units of alcohol per day over a long period of time may result in mental
inefficiency. If you are consuming 11-14 units a day, deficits (Reduced brain capacity)