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As alcohol slows down our reactions and coordination it affects our ability to drive any vehicle, which is why we have strict laws. Watch out for the next morning too, as it takes an hour for the liver to break down a unit of alcohol, so if someone has had 10 average drinks (pints or doubles) it will take 20 hours for all the alcohol to leave the blood stream.
– it will affect your speed, reactions and performance. As alcohol is dehydrating, it’s not wise to drink straight after aerobic sport either.
– ask your doctor if you are unsure. Alcohol does not mix well with many prescription drugs such as anti-depressants.
– as alcohol passes from the placenta into a baby’s bloodstream, there’s no safe level of drinking if pregnant. If someone drinks a lot and often when pregnant it can lead to a baby having life-long problems with learning and function – this is called Foetal Alcohol Syndrome.
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