The Effects

  • Lowers inhibitions
  • Is a relaxant so users feel less anxiety and more sociable
  • Exagerates any mood you are in so if your feeling a bit down it’s likely to get worse
  • Taken excessively can lead to vomiting, slurring of words and falling over

The Risks

  • Addictive
  • Tolerance increases with use so you will need more to get the same effects
  • Long term use is linked to liver damage, stomach cancer and heart disease
  • Can cause aggression
  • Loss of common sense

The Law

  • Legal to buy if over 18 years of age
  • Retailers face a fine of up to £5,000 for selling to under 18’s & risk having a licence revoked
  • Staff can be fined £80 personnally
  • It is illegal to drink in public places in certain ares of Moray

Street Names

  • Booze
  • Bevvy
  • Pop