HSE Press Release: Monday, 18 November 2019
Do you have a love/hate relationship with alcohol… or is it complicated?
– HSE is encouraging people to look at their relationship with alcohol ahead of next week’s Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm –
– Over 14,300* people have used the Self-Assessment Tool on AskAboutAlcohol.ie to learn about their drinking and the impact it can have –
Take the test today and find out how much is too much
The Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm takes place on 18 – 22 November 2019 and this year the HSE is encouraging people to look at their relationship with alcohol by taking the Self-Assessment test on AskAboutAlcohol.ie Research shows that over 50% of people in Ireland drink in a way that could be causing harm1 so it’s not surprising that lots of people have some worries or nagging doubts about their drinking and wonder if it would be a good idea to change the way they drink.
It may be obvious that alcohol is causing a problem with your health. However, there may also be less obvious symptoms, which you might not connect to alcohol. Various health problems can be caused or made worse by alcohol. For example, poor sleep, skin rashes, irregular or rapid heartbeat, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and mental health symptoms such as anxiety and low mood.
The Self-Assessment Tool on the HSE’s AskAboutAlcohol.ie website is designed to help people understand more about the impact their drinking is having on their lives. The feedback can help determine whether your relationship is within the low risk area, or whether you are overdoing it and need to take action.
Source: www.hse.ie, November 2019. Accessed on November 19th 2019