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Quiz: do you know the effects of alcohol?

Take our quiz to find out how much you know about what alcohol means for your mind and body


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Drinking alcohol can affect your body and your mind, both in the moment and later on in life. How much do you know about its effects? 

Take our quiz below to find out. 

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Q1. What effects does drinking alcohol over a long time time have on our heart?

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Drinking alcohol for a long time can damage our heart in lots of different ways.

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Whoops! It's actually all of the above. Drinking alcohol for a long time can damage our heart in lots of different ways.

Q2. True or False: excessive drinking does not weaken our immune system, which is our body's way of preventing us from getting sick.

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Drinking alcohol in excess can make you more vulnerable to getting sick.

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Whoops! It's actually false. Drinking alcohol in excess can make you more vulnerable to getting sick.

Q3. Alcohol puts us at a greater risk of which types of cancer?

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Alcohol can increase our risk of many different types of cancer.

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Whoops! It's actually all of the above. Alcohol can increase our risk of many different types of cancer, not just one.

Q4. True or False: drinking regularly and in large amounts can cause sexual dysfunction in men.

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Men who have an alcohol dependence are more likely to experience erectile dysfunction, which is the inability to hold an erection.

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Whoops! This is actually true, men who have an alcohol dependence are more likely to experience erectile dysfunction, which is the inability to hold an erection.

Q5. Which of the following is not a symptom of a hangover, which is how our body responds to alcohol after a day or night of drinking?

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Sneezing is not a symptom of hangover, but hangovers can give us headaches and mess with our digestive system.

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Whoops! Sneezing is the only symptom listed that is not a part of a hangover. Hangovers can give us headaches and mess with our digestive system.

Q6. True or False: regular drinking can improve your quality of sleep.

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While alcohol before bed may help you fall into a deep sleep more quickly, it makes our sleep less restful and makes us feel more tired the next day.

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Whoops! While alcohol before bed may help you fall into a deep sleep more quickly, it makes our sleep less restful and makes us feel more tired the next day.

Q7. True or False: alcohol makes you urinate more frequently.

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Alcohol is a diuretic, meaning it makes us urinate more liquid that we take in and when drinking, we often have to run to the bathroom. Because of this, it's important to keep yourself hydrated when drinking alcohol.

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Whoops! Alcohol is a diuretic, meaning it makes us urinate more liquid that we take in and when drinking, we often have to run to the bathroom. Because of this, it's important to keep yourself hydrated when drinking alcohol.

Q8. Which of the following are effects of underage drinking?

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During childhood and teenage years, our brains are still developing and drinking during this time can affect lots of different things in your brain.

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Whoops! During childhood and teenage years, our brains are still developing and drinking during this time can affect lots of different things in your brain.

Q9. True or False: Alcohol can cause migraines, which is a headache with nausea and disturbed vision.

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As alcohol is a diuretic, meaning you lose a lot of fluid when drinking, it can cause headaches and migraines.

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Whoops! As alcohol is a diuretic, meaning you lose a lot of fluid when drinking, it can cause headaches and migraines.

So, how did you do?

You have completed 0 of 9 questions. Please complete them all.

There is lots you could learn about the effects of alcohol. Knowing about the effects of drinking can help us keep an eye on our physical and mental wellbeing.

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Nice! You seem to have a good understanding of the effects of alcohol. Knowing about the effects of drinking can help us keep an eye on our physical and mental wellbeing.

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Nice! You know quite a bit about the effects of alcohol. Knowing about the effects of drinking can help us keep an eye on our physical and mental wellbeing.

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Published Novem­ber 5th2019
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