How much is too much?
The government advises that people should not regularly drink more than their weekly unit guidelines:
Men: 14 units of alcohol
Women: 14 units of alcohol
This advice applies regardless of how often you drink alcohol; you shouldn’t interpret the guidance as allowing you to “save up” your units, it’s best to spread evenly across the week.
What is a unit?
The size and strength of your drink will determine the number of units it contains. It’s not quite as simple as one drink, one unit – a glass of wine can range between just over one unit and more than three units depending on the size of the glass and type of wine.
Remember, when you’re drinking at home, you tend to pour measures that are larger than you get in your local.
Alcohol and the Law
The law on alcohol covers such areas as underage drinking, drink driving and drinking in public places. The full facts can be found on the Drinkaware website.
Effects of Alcohol
On the Drinkaware website you’ll find useful clinically approved facts and information about the effects of alcohol on your life and lifestyle designed to help you make positive decisions about your drinking.