Alcohol Unit recommendations
Do you know the weekly alcohol units recommended by the NHS?
The NHS recommends drinking no more than 14 units of alcohol per week, spread across three or more days.
There’s no completely safe level of drinking, but sticking within your units lowers your risk of harming your health.
Sticking within the recommended 14 units of alcohol per week can:
- Lower stress
- Improve health
- Improve sleep
Do you know where to go for support if you did want to reduce how much alcohol you drink?
There are many support services in your area which you can find on doesyourdrinkingaddup.co.uk and many support services recommended by the NHS here www.nhs.uk/live-well/alcohol-advice/alcohol-support.
Do you know what 14 units of alcohol looks like?
14 units of alcohol = 6 pints of lager or 4 large glasses of wine. You can find out how many units are in different types of alcohol and calculate how much you’re drinking at doesyourdrinkingaddup.co.uk
Have you ever thought about changing your drinking behaviour?
Many people have found that reducing how much alcohol they drink can have a positive impact on their health and wellbeing – people who drink 14 units or less live 10 years longer on average.
There are many things you can do to help you drink less, such as switching to lower alcohol or alcohol-free drinks, drinking water or a soft drink between each alcoholic drink, having a smaller drink, having an alcohol-free Friday or finding other ways to unwind. There are more tips at doesyourdrinkingaddup.co.uk.