I. Alcohol and Pregnancy
During any stage of pregnancy, drinking can lead to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, including problems with the heart, kidneys, or bones, hyperactive behavior, and learning difficulty. There is no safe drinking level during pregnancy. Abstinence from alcohol during pregnancy is the safest choice.
II. The effects of alcohol on women
The International Agency for Research on Cancer of World Health Organization has classified alcoholic beverages as Group 1 Carcinogen, the same grouping as tobacco. Consumption of alcoholic beverages causes cancers of oral cavity, oesophagus, liver and colorectum etc. Alcohol can also increase female breast cancer risk. Studies show that a women’s risk of breast cancer increases by 7-12% for every 10g of alcohol per day. Women who drank more than 45 grams of alcohol per day had 1.5 times the risk of developing breast cancer as nondrinkers.
Women absorb more alcohol from each drink than do men and tend to have a higher risk of developing alcoholic hepatitis
Alcoholism can dehydrate the body. Drinking heavily over time can have detrimental effects on skin as alcohol can deprive the skin of vital vitamins and nutrients
Alcohol can inhibit rational thought and make people behave impulsively, which may make you jump into a danger situation – including self-harm and suicide.
III. Ask for help
Do you feel helpless when dealing with the drinking problems?
We understand your struggle and your needs. We understand it takes courage and support to ask for help.
Please contact our social workers at 2884-9876.