02/09/2013 10:54 BST | Updated 02/11/2013 05:12 GMT

Freshers' Week: 8 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Drink - And What You Can Eat Instead

We all know how easy it is to get carried away with drinking during freshers' week. Beer pong, 'I have never', Ring of Fire - the list of drinking games is exhaustive.

And with that in mind, it's kinda tricky to keep track of your drinking too - which can have pretty serious consequences if you're not careful. Even with horror stories like one student's throat exploding, or another having her stomach removed, it's tempting to banish the bad effects of drinking to the back of your mind.

So before you reach for the booze, have a look through the below slideshow, and see if this is enough to put you off..

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