Facts about alcohol

Get the facts about alcohol, how it affects your health and wellbeing.


Alcohol related health problems

Learn about the range of short- and long-term effects alcohol can have on your health and wellbeing.

What is a standard drink?

Read about the factors that will affect the standard drink content of a drink. And how long it will take for your body to process.

Drink driving in Ireland

Get the facts on the law, the limits and the penalties to help keep our roads safe for all. Never drink and drive.

Low Risk Weekly Alcohol Guidelines

Details on the low-risk weekly guidelines and binge drinking to help you to keep track and reduce alcohol-related harm.

Calories and alcohol

Explore the calorie and sugar content of different types of drinks, and how this can affect weight, physical fitness and long-term health.

Cancer and alcohol

Learn about alcohol's link to the development of 7 different cancers including breast and bowel cancer.

Heart health and alcohol

Learn about how alcohol can affect blood pressure and contribute to heart disease and stroke.

Mental health and alcohol

Read about alcohol's impact on anxiety and depression and tips to develop healthier strategies to cope without alcohol.

Alcohol Dependency

Learn about alcohol dependency, what tolerance is, and how to talk to a loved one if you are concerned about their drinking.

Minimum unit pricing explained

If you're confused about minimum unit pricing, read our explainer today.

Alcohol Support Services

If you are concerned about your own or a loved one’s drinking, there are dedicated information and support services available across the country.