Alcohol Information and Support

If you drink too much for too long, it can seriously harm your health. Long-term over-consumption of alcohol puts you at raised risk of a variety of health problems.

You don’t have to be a binge drinker or feel that you have an alcohol problem to regularly drink more than your recommended daily allowance (RDA).

You can download a short document addressing a number of alcohol questions including:

Long-term health problems

Not only can drinkers fail to remember what went on during a heavy session, but persistent heavy drinkers can develop long-term memory problems and dementia-like symptoms.

Why do I drink

Like it or not, you might well recognise one of these drinking ‘characters’… When you pour a glass of wine or ping the cap off a beer, do you ever think about what your motivation is?
Whether reaching for the corkscrew after a hard day at work or having a few beers in front of the football, there are certain situations that tend to go hand in hand with a drink.
Which of these characters best reflects your reasons for drinking alcohol?

But everybody drinks alcohol, what’s up with that?

Long hours at work, stressful relationships or simply a hectic social life. There are so many reasons that people in their late 20s to early 40s are spending more time with a drink in their hands.

What should I be drinking?

The recommended daily amount for men is 3-4 units
The recommended daily amount for women is 2-3 units.

Page updated: 14 February, 2022