The UK’s Chief Medical Officers advise that, in order to keep the health risks from alcohol to a low level, men and women should not regularly drink more than 14 units a week. This means drinking no more than either:
• 6 pints of 4% lager or ale
• 6 175ml glasses of 13% wine
• 5 pints of 4.5% cider
• 14 25ml glasses of 40% spirits
If you regularly drink this amount you should spread your drinking out evenly over three or more days.
The risk of developing a range of serious mental and physical health problems increases the more you drink on a regular basis.
A good way to cut down the amount you drink is to have several drink-free days each week and avoid binge drinking