Alcohol can help us relax, but over time, regularly drinking more than the recommended limit can lead to serious health problems (external link).
Lower the risk to your health by following these simple, low-risk weekly guidelines:
- Try and avoid regularly drinking more than 14 units per week
- If you do drink as much as 14 units a week, spread your drinking over 3 days or more
- Have several drink-free days each week
If you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, the safest approach is to not drink alcohol at all, keeping the risk to your baby at a minimum. Drinking during pregnancy can cause long-term harm to the baby.
Tips on cutting back
How to get help
There are a range of free, confidential and local support services that can help you.