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7. Health behaviours Volume 14 Issue 4

Margo Eyeson-Annan, Lara Harvey, Nerida Grant, Deborah Baker, Louisa Jorm, Margaret Thomas

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Margo Eyeson-Annan

Lara Harvey

Nerida Grant

Deborah Baker

Louisa Jorm

Margaret Thomas


Alcohol affects health in a number of ways, including: acute physical effect, such as intoxication and alcohol overdose; chronic physical effects, such as cirrhosis of the liver, heart disease, brain damage and memory loss; and the effects of alcohol consumption on the health of others, such as road trauma caused by drink-driving and alcohol-related violence. Alcohol is also associated with crime, social problemsm and lost productivity.