Drinking too much can increase your risk of serious conditions like liver disease and some cancers.
National guidelines are set by the government and say that adults shouldn’t drink more than 14 units each week.
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14 units is about 6 pints of 4% beer, or 6 glasses of 13% wine.
It’s best to spread your drinks throughout the week rather than have them all at once. Drinking more than 8 units in one sitting is called binge drinking.
At the end of the day, many people unwind with an alcoholic drink. This has meant an increase in the number of people becoming dependent drinkers and many may not realise.
Lower my Drinking has been designed to highlight to people how much they are drinking so that they can be aware if they need to make differences to their lifestyle.
The website and questionnaire can also be accessed here.
Some people find it useful to keep a drink diary, so you can understand how much you are drinking each week.
If you have a rough idea of how much you drink each week, why don’t you fill out the unit calculator below?
Tell us how many drinks you have in an average week:
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