Alcohol and stroke

Resource type: Information leaflet

Publication type: Publication

Resource type

Regularly drinking too much alcohol raises your risk of a stroke. Alcohol contributes to a number of conditions that can increase your risk of stroke, so it's important that you don't drink more than the recommended limit on a regular basis.

This guide explains the link between drinking alcohol and stroke, and gives practical tips on how you can cut down. It also explains what the government guidelines say about recommended alcohol limits and lists some other sources of advice and support you may find useful.

Accessible formats

  • Clear print: you can download a pdf at the end of this page.
  • Large print: you can download a large print version at the end of this page.
  • Braille: email info@stroke.org.uk to request a braille copy 

Document date

Publication date
September 2017
Next review due
April 2020

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