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Mental and emotional wellbeing

Alcohol can have short and long-term effects on our mood. Understanding alcohol’s role in our lives can help us to consider its impact on our emotions and mental wellbeing.

Alcohol addiction

Addiction refers to someone who cannot stop using or doing something even if it causes them harm.
forest at night with stars shining next to a moon. the trees contain a ruru, or morepork.


If you used to rely on alcohol, your body and brain can respond in unexpected ways when quitting or cutting down. 
forest at night with a river containing tuni and flax bushes