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Health Matters: Alcohol – why is it bad for me?

17th February 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Alastair Reid

Alastair will be trying to answer the question, “why is alcohol bad for me?”

Examining the mental and physical implications of alcohol consumption

We often hear stories and statistics in the media that small amounts of alcohol can be good for your health and help you live longer. How can we tell what is healthy and how much is too much?

Dr Alastair Reid will set out to answer the question, “Why is alcohol bad for me?” He will explore the way alcohol works in our bodies and show how this can affect both our physical and mental health. He will also look at what the maximum recommended intake of alcohol is and consider whether small amounts of alcohol may be beneficial.

Dr Alastair Reid has been a consultant psychiatrist specialising in addictions for eight years. His background is in cognitive science and neuroimaging research, contributing to national guidelines on the pharmacological management of addiction. He works with people with a range of substance misuse disorders.

This talk is part of our three-part series with Oxford Brookes University and is open to all.

Booking for this event will be available on the Oxford Brookes University website:–why-is-it-bad-for-me-/



17th February 2015
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Oxford Brookes University


Jane Ashley Lecture Theatre
Main Building, Headington Campus, Marston Road
Oxford, OX3 0BP
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