Most people with alcohol related illness aren’t alcoholics; they regularly drink more than the recommended amount.
Regularly exceeding the recommended limits increases the risk of liver cirrhosis; cancer of the mouth, neck and throat; breast cancer; reduced fertility; high blood pressure; heart attack; fatigue & depression.
Women: No more than 2-3 units a day
Men: No more than 3-4 units a day
2 alcohol free days per week
1 pint strong lager, beer or cider (5.2%) = 3 units
A standard (175ml) glass of wine = 2.3 units
For more information visit:
Hints and tips to help you cut down, information on what a unit really is and apps to track your drinking.
Helpline: 0845 769 7555
Harm Minimisation Service:
Recovery focused support service for anyone whose life is affected by their own or somebody else’s alcohol or drug abuse.
The Rectory Centre, Rectory Rd, Oxford, OX4 1BU
Last updated: 13 December, 2017