Alcohol can change the way you act

Too much alcohol can make you act in ways that you wouldn't when sober because the way we process information is affected when we've been drinking.

We're more likely to misinterpret other people's behaviour and misread social cues. This could be the reason why so many drunken fights start over little more than a 'dirty look'.


Think about the consequences

Punching someone in the head can be just as lethal as being stabbed.

A blow to the head can:

  • cause fatal damage to the brain,
  • cause someone to stop breathing - starving the brain of oxygen;and;
  • cause loss of consciousness due to striking their head on a hard surface.

Walk Away!

Make it a night to remember for the right reasons.

Here are some tips to keep you safe:

The Chief Medical Officers' advice for men and women who want to keep their short term health risks from single occasion drinking to a low level is to reduce them by: 

  • Limiting the total amount of alcohol you drink on any single occasion
  • Drinking more slowly, drinking with food, and alternating with water
  • Planning ahead to avoid problems; an example of planning ahead is making sure you can get home safely or that you have people you trust with you - Book a taxi before you go out.
  • Don't drink on an empty stomach

The sorts of things that are more likely to happen if you misjudge your overall alcohol intake on a single occasion can include: 

  • Accidents resulting in injury; causing death in some cases 
  • Misjudging risky situations
  • Misreading social cues
  • Losing self-control (for example, engaging in unprotected sex)

Certain groups of people are more likely to be affected by alcohol and should be more careful of their drinking on any one occasion. These can include those at risk of falls, on medication that may interact with alcohol or those with ay pre-existing physical and mental health problems which could be exacerbated. 

Report Crime

Merseyside Police
In an emergency situation, call: 999
For non emergencies, call: 101 or report via social media to Merseyside Police, on facebook or twitter. 

Or ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111