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The disruption we are all facing in our lives at the moment can be difficult to cope with and can leave us feeling powerless, lonely, stressed and bored.

Our emotions and moods are up and down more than normal.

Dealing with all of this and being at home all the time, means some people are drinking more than they usually would within their homes. 

Here are some reasons you might like to cut back on your alcohol intake right now: 

Reducing Alcohol-related Harm During COVID-19




Download alcohol harm reduction poster by HSE and Department of Health here

Download alcohol forum harm reduction information in English and Polish 

Alcohol Harm Reduction for Third-LevelStudents

Get harm reduction advice specifically for third-level students developed by the HSE and Union of Students in Ireland here

Information and Support

Get factual information about alcohol from the HSE website Ask About

If you are concerned about your own or someone elses alcohol use you can freephone the HSE Drug and Alcohol Helpline on 1800 459 459 Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm or email

Find a local drug and alcohol support service in your area during COVID-19 here 

Find a family support service here


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