Easier ways to drink sensibly
Having a drink may feel like an easy way to unwind at
the end of the day but one glass can often lead to two or
three. Before you know it, you’ve had half a bottle, and
you could be on the path towards harmful drinking.
The Department of Health recommends that men and women should
not exceed the following on a regular basis (daily):
Drinking above low risk guidelines increases the risk of various
health conditions such as cancer, liver cirrhosis and high blood
pressure to name a few.
Women who regularly exceed low risk guidelines increase
their risk of breast cancer by up to 50%.
Men who regularly exceed low risk guidelines increase
their risk of mouth cancer by a third.
Use our alcohol
calculator to see how many units are in your drinks.
- If you or someone you know needs support, speak to your GP or
- Find further advice on our local support and useful links pages.