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 six 175ml glasses of wine or 6 pints or 4% beer).
Regularly exceeding this increases your chances of suffering from over 60 health problems, including:
- breast cancer
- hyper tension
- liver disease
There’s help and support available to help manage your drinking levels. Free services are available across Medway and you can even access support online. Medway Active Recovery Service (MARS), which is run by Turning Point, can help with online support packages.
Take the alcohol test
Visit Don’t Bottle It Up and take the alcohol test. It’s free, quick and confidential and you can find out how the amount of alcohol you drink affects your health. It’s got loads of information and down to earth hints and tips to help you, or a friend, drink at a safer level.