Alcohol - know your limits

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The following are government guidelines on the maximum amount of alcohol that should be consumed in any one day.

  • Men: 3 - 4 units of alcohol a day
  • Women: 2 - 3 units of alcohol a day

At least two days a week should be alcohol free.

A pint of beer is the equivalent of two units. A glass of wine is one unit. Regular consumption above these levels may adversely affect your health.

Binge drinking

  • For a man 10 units of alcohol in one sitting
  • For a woman 7 units of alcohol in one sitting

Further advice and support

If you are worried about your drinking, there are a range of organisations that can help you please visit the Safeguarding alcohol page for a list of links to these organisation.


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