Alcohol affects people differently. It depends what you drink, how much and how quickly you drink it. It also depends on your size and weight, and whether you’re male or female. If you drink and take over the counter, prescribed medications or other drugs, it can increase your risk of an overdose.
People often drink to feel relaxed and to increase their confidence.
Slurring of words
Nausea and vomiting
Risky behaviour, injuries, accidents
Loss of consciousness
Respiratory arrest including death
Memory loss and confusion
Increased risk of a range of cancers
Liver and heart disease
adis 24/7 Alcohol and Drug Support
adis is a confidential support service for people in Queensland with alcohol and other drug concerns, their families and health professionals.
Alcohol and Drug Support on 1800 177 833.
Last updated: July 2022