The government advises that people should not regularly drink more than the lower risk guidelines of 2-3 units of alcohol a day for both men and women (equivalent to a pint of 4% beer or 175 ml glass of wine).
Regularly means drinking every day or most days of the week. If you think your drinking puts you into the increasing risk or higher risk categories, it could be time to re-think your relationship with alcohol.
Some useful links
Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)Go to site
This is a form designed to look at your alcohol use and can be downloaded by clicking here or you can complete the online version of it by using this link.
My Drink AwareGo to site
MyDrink Aware, this is a specialist charity for raising awareness of alcohol misuse. Making some small simple steps around your alcohol use and thinking around your drinking can help so use this link to find out more.
Unit CalculatorGo to site
Drink Aware also has a new app that can be used on smartphones and downloaded – this is a really good way of monitoring not only how many units you are drinking but the calories too!