Drinking small amounts of alcohol is a pleasant social activity for many people. However, as the amount you drink and the number of times you drink increases, so do the risks.
Some of the risks associated with excessive alcohol drinking are well known. Drinking above recommended levels can lead to high blood pressure, stomach disorders, depression and emotional disorders, malnutrition and liver disorders.
Regularly drinking too much also makes it much more likely to suffer accidents and put on weight. Excessive drinking can also put enormous strain on relationships between family members.