A better Medway

The guidelines for alcohol are to not exceed 14 units per week and to spread your drinking over 3 or more days if you regularly drink 14 units a week.

There is no safe level of alcohol consumption, but you will significantly reduce the risks of it affecting your health by sticking to the recommended units (approximately 6 175ml glasses of wine or 6 pints of 4% beer).

Regularly exceeding this increases your chances of suffering from over 60 health problems, including:

  • breast cancer
  • hyper tension
  • liver disease
  • stroke.

Tackling dependency 

There’s help and support available to help manage your drinking levels.

Free services are available across Medway. Contact Medway Treatment and Recovery Service, RIVER for more information. You can self-refer online or refer someone else if you're worried about their alcohol use.

You can also call RIVER on 0300 123 1560 or email Medway@forwardtrust.org.uk.