Alcohol: why is it bad for me?

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Alcohol: why is it bad for me?

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


Jane Ashley Lecture Theatre, Headington Campus, Marston Road site


Health Care LogoWe often hear stories and statistics in the media that small amounts of alcohol can be good for your health and can help you live longer. How we can tell what is healthy and how much is too much?

Alistair will set out to answer the question, “Why is alcohol bad for me?” He will explore the way alcohol works in our bodies and show how this can affect both our physical and mental health. He will also look at what the maximum recommended intake of alcohol is and consider whether small amounts of alcohol may be beneficial.

About the Speaker


Alastair Reid

Alastair Reid has been a consultant psychiatrist specialising in addictions for eight years. His background is in cognitive science and neuroimaging research, contributing to national guidelines on the pharmacological management of addiction. He works with people with a range of substance misuse disorders.

This event is supported by

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