This week SpunOut.ie is running an alcohol awareness campaign. The campaign aims to encourage you to take a step back and re-evaluate your relationship with alcohol. You might ask yourself how alcohol is effecting you and if there are there changes you’d want to make.
This can mean many different things to different people. You might think about how your drinking habits make you feel, or how these habits are impacting your mental health or your relationships. These feelings might lead to you thinking of cutting back on the amount you drink, changing your drinking patterns or the times you drink, or taking a break from drinking.
It really is about awareness, especially self awareness. This can be awareness for how much we are drinking, how it makes us feel, and how it’s effecting our health and those around us. We’ve answered all of your practical alcohol related questions such as what to do about day after drinking anxiety, drinking on antibiotics or anti-depressants, and the benefits of having sober sex.
You can also take our quiz to see how much you know about the effects of alcohol.
Remember, that no matter what your relationship to alcohol, there are always little steps we can take to have better outcomes for our wellbeing. We hope you see some of the ways you stand to gain from making positive changes to your alcohol use.
Drink less, Gain more
Here are some of our alcohol articles and opinion pieces broken out by category:
Alcohol and health:
- The health risks of too much alcohol
- Can you drink on anti-depressants?
- What happens when you mix alcohol and antibiotics?
- How to deal with day after drinking anxiety
Cutting down or giving up drinking
- How to feel confident saying no to drinking
- How to support a friend who has given up drinking
- First date ideas that don’t involve alcohol
- 5 reasons you should have sober sex
- Who is at risk of alcohol dependency?
- Signs of alcohol dependence
- What happens at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting?