Know… your units

Most people accept that too much alcohol can be bad for you. But do you know how much is too much?

What's recommended?

Drinking guidelines have been developed for people over 18 years of age, based on medical advice.

Men

It is recommended that men drink no more than 3 to 4 units of alcohol a day and no more than 21 units over the course of the week.
 

Women

It is recommended that women drink no more than 2 to 3 units of alcohol a day and no more than 14 units over the course of the week.
 

Remember, for each unit you drink over the daily limit, the risk to your health increases. It's important to spread the units throughout the week – you can't ‘save up’ your units for the weekend or a party.

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