Alcohol is a drug and can be highly addictive. Alcohol misuse can lead to a variety of serious health conditions such as high blood pressure, stroke, a number of different types of cancer, as well as pancreatitis and mental health conditions like depression and dementia.
Underage drinking is dangerous and can harm our developing organs. When we are legally allowed to drink, it is important that we drink responsibly to avoid accidents, impaired judgement and poor health. The difference between drunk and alcohol poisoning can literally be ONE DRINK!
So, provided that you are of age, enjoy that cocktail, chill out with a beer, but know your limits and be responsible!
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