Though many take part in the celebration not all know the origins of the holiday.
St. Patricks Day is the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland. On this day the limits on eating and drinking are lifted.
Most see the this holiday as fun and carefree but immoderate drinking are encouraged in the celebration. Registered nurse, Donna Monis, says excessive drinking can lead to further addiction and cause serious damage to your body.
Monis highlights that heavy drinking takes a toll on the liver, and can lead to a variety of problems with the most common being liver inflammation.
Monis adds to have fun but keep it in moderation this St. Patricks Day. If you or anyone you know is struggling with an alchohol addiction, the Addiction Services of Thames Valley offer help.