Persuasive Speech On Drinking Alcohol

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Drinking small amounts of alcohol can be a pleasant social activity for many people. Indeed drinking small quantities of alcohol can reduce the risk of heart disease for older people if it does not conflict with any medication being taken.
However
as the amount we drink and the number of times we drink increases, then so do the risks.

### RISKS TO YOU:
Raised blood pressure. which increases the risk of Stroke;
Stomach disorders;
Depression and emotional disorders; Cancers, particularly of the mouth, throat and gullet;
Hepatitis and cirrhosis of the liver malnutrition; Accidents at home, at work and on the roads;
Suicide etc.

### RISKS TO YOUR FAMILY
Violence,
Accidents (perhaps influenced by you);
Less to spend on food;
Poor role model for children; Increased risk of divorce.
IF YOU ARE PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING you can damage your baby by drinking Alcohol.

If you don’t drink Alcohol DON’T START. If you do drink
Alcohol you can lower your health risks by CUTTING DOWN or even STOPPING NOW.

## How to Stop oR Reduce Alcohol Intake
### ACTION PLAN
• Monitor your Alcohol drinking PATTERN – WHEN do you drink Alcohol and WHY?

>“I drink vodka at lunch time to be the same as my colleagues”
>“I pour myself a drink as soon as I come home in the evening so I can forget the stresses of the day”.

• Become AWARE of the

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