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Alcohol advice and information

It can be hard to keep track of how much you're drinking. 

The Government advises that adults - both men and women - should drink no more than 14 units a week.

You can find out how many units are in different drinks on the Drinkaware website.

Scroll down to take a quick quiz to find out how much you're drinking.

This quiz can help you understand how much you're drinking.

Once you've answered the questions we'll help you decide what to do next.

Scroll down for advice on making changes to improve your health and wellbeing.

Why should I cut down?

There are lots of reasons to cut down if you're drinking too much. Here are some of them:

  • Less stress
  • More energy 
  • Lose weight
  • Look better
  • Sleep better
  • Improve your relationships with friends and family
  • Reduce your risk of heart and liver disease, diabetes, and many forms of cancer
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    Improve relationships with family and friends

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    Sleep better

How can I cut down?

Here are some tried and tested tips to help you cut down on how much you're drinking:

  • Write down how much you're drinking to help you keep track
  • Set yourself a limit, and stick to it
  • Have three alcohol-free days each week
  • Eat something before you start drinking 
  • Have water or a soft drink in between alcoholic drinks
  • Try drinking slowly 
  • Try low alcohol or alcohol-free drinks - there are lots to choose from
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    Write down how much you are drinking 

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    Eat something before drinking alcohol

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There is lots of information and support available if you would like to learn more about alcohol use; below are some helpful websites and mobile phone applications.

Useful websites

Here are some useful websites where you can read more about alcohol: