The government advises that people should not regularly drink more than the daily unit guidelines of 3-4 units of alcohol for men (equivalent to a pint and a half of 4% beer) and 2-3 units of alcohol for women (equivalent to a 175 ml glass of wine).
‘Regularly’ means drinking every day or most days of the week. Stick to these guidelines and you are what the government defines as a ‘lower risk’ drinker.
The same guidelines state that regularly drinking over them puts you at an ‘increasing risk’ of developing health problems, and if the amount you’re drinking is usually double or more than the guidelines you are putting yourself at a ‘higher risk’ of developing health problems.
If you think your drinking puts you into the increasing risk or higher risk categories, it could be time to re-think your relationship with alcohol.
For further details and advice visit www.drinkaware.co.uk