Controlling Risk Factor of Stroke: Alcohol

​Excessive drinking of alcohol can increase your risk of having a stroke. Moderation is key, or in some cases, it is best to avoid entirely if the risk is more than benefits. This fact sheet provides information about consumption of alcohol after stroke and tips to help you limit your alcohol intake.

Can I Drink Alcohol After Having a Stroke?

It is advisable to discuss with your doctor on whether your condition allows alcohol consumption, as it may pose undesirable or even dangerous risks to your illness and the medications prescribed.

How Can Drinking Alcohol Increase the Risk of Stroke?

Excessive drinking of alcohol increases your risk of having another stroke. It contributes to other medical conditions that are risk factors for stroke such as

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Obesity
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Liver Damage

Where Can I Get Help?

​​Agency for Integrated Care


Hotline: +65 81128089


Alcoholics Annonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help other to recover from alcoholism.

​​Singapore Silver Pages


Hotline: +65 91568486


The Al-Anon Family Groups of Singapore are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. We belive alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.



Hotline: +65 67326837

Address: Block 9 (Level 1), Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747

The National Addictions Management Service (NAMS) was set up at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) in 2008 with the support of the Ministry of Health (MOH) to provide treatment for people with addictions.

At NAMS, we provide treatment and support for addictions to drugs, alcohol, gambling, gaming and others.



Hotline: +65 65475459


Address: Kembangan-Chai CHee Community Hub, 11 Jalan Ubi, Block 5, #01-41, Singapore 409074

WE CARE offers counselling and programmes for all forms of addictions including drug, alcohol, gambling, sex, eating disorder, internet, and shop-lifting. It is alos a community-based drop-in centre for the recovering individuals. By providing a safe environment, our clients are able to work on their recovery.

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