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 Chief Medical Officer recommends the following
Both men and women are safest
regularly not drinking more than 14 units a week.
If you do drink as much as 14
units per week, spread these evenly over 3 days or
Drinking above these guidelines increases the risk of various
health conditions. Including cancer (especially breast cancer for
women), liver cirrhosis and high blood pressure to name a few.
Having one or two heavy drinking sessions a week also
increases your risk of death from long term illnesses, accidents
Use the 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.