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Alcohol is one of the leading causes of accidents, from domestic to traffic related. Get the facts here.

Spilling red wine over your friend’s pristine white sofa. Breaking another wine glass all over the floor. Tripping up your front steps.

Drinking can make us prone to minor accidents that almost seem part of your average night. But alcohol can be the cause of more serious accidents too.

There are two main things which make this likely. Because it’s a depressant, alcohol slows down the brain and affects the body’s responses. At the same time, if you’ve been drinking, you’re more likely to take risks. Combined, these reactions increase the chance of accidents happening.

1. The more you drink, the more likely you are to have an accident

‘That table looks perfectly safe to dance on.’

‘Forgot my keys. I’ll just hop over this fence!’

These are just two examples of the more light-hearted side effects of drinking alcohol once euphoria sets in. But the feeling you get when the amoun...

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