The Benefits of Giving Up
  • Reducing the risk of many serious health problems
  • Reducing the risk of accidents and getting into trouble with the law
  • Risky sexual behaviour – including unprotected sex, sex with multiple partners and sexual assault
  • More money to spend on other thingS
  • Feeling happier and more in control of one’s life
  • Better relationships with family, friends and work colleagues
  • Being a reliable person that others can depend on
  • More energy and time to do other things
  • More money to spend on other thingS
  • Remembering experiences
  • Not having to regret or feel embarrassed about your behavior
Other people who are at very high risk and should rather avoid drinking alcohol altogether are those:
  • Have a history of liver disease
  • Have pancreatitis
  • Have HIV
  • Have heart problems
  • Have uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • Have high cholesterol or triglyceride levels
  • Are overweight
  • Are on medication that reacts with alcohol
  • Are operating machinery or driving