Hungover the Holidays

holiday hangoverWhat is a hangover? And want to avoid having one this holiday season?

The full version can be accessed in an Éduc’alcool document – Alcohol Hangover.

 

A hangover is the direct result of the production of acetaldehyde. Acetaldehyde is the toxic substance that is produced by the liver when alcohol is metabolized.

Alcohol Poisoning!

Alcohol is a toxin to the human body and to reduce (not eliminate) the risk of alcohol poisoning we need to not drink in excess (aka drink within the Low Risk Drinking Guidelines)….it’s your best bet! As they say in this Quebec campaign “Moderation is always in good taste”.

Author: Sarah R.N.

Registered Nurse working as a Public Health Nurse in the Injury and Substance Misuse Prevention Program at the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

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