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No amount of alcohol is completely safe. The NHS-recommended lower risk limits are the levels of regular drinking that pose only a low risk of developing future health problems. Drinking above these levels on a regular basis is associated with an increasing risk of diseases, and these risks increase the more you drink.
The NHS recommends
- Men should not exceed three to four units per day on a regular basis
- Women should not exceed two to three units per day on a regular basis
If you regularly drink more than the recommended limits, you’ll probably find that cutting down will be good for your health. The most immediate effects you’re likely to feel are:
- Feeling better in the mornings
- Being less tired during the day
- Your skin may start to look better
- You’ll start to feel in better shape
- You may stop gaining weight
Tips on cutting down
- Make a plan
Before you start drinking, set yourself a limit on how much you’re going to drink.
- Set yourself a budget
Only take a fixed amount of money to spend on alcohol.
- On your side
If you let your friends and family know you’re cutting down and that it’s important to you, you could get support from them.
- Take it a day at a time
Try and cut back a little each day – then every day you do is a success.
- Make it a smaller one
You can still enjoy a drink but go for smaller sizes. Try bottled beer or a small glass of wine.
- Have a lower-strength drink
Cut down the alcohol by swapping strong beers or wines for ones with a lower strength (Alcohol By Volume in %) – you'll see this info on the bottle.
- Stay hydrated
Drink a pint of water before you start drinking and avoid using alcohol to quench your thirst – have a soft drink instead.
- Take a break
Have the odd day here and there each week when you don’t have a drink.
Doncaster Alcohol Services
Telephone: 01302 368705
Community Alcohol Team
Telephone: 01302 368 447
Better Deal: Substance Misuse services for young people and families.
Telephone: 01302 730175
Alcoholics Anonymous: AA holds regular meetings in the Doncaster area.
For further information Telephone: 0845 769 7555 or the 24 hour helpline: 0114 2701984
Doncaster Women Aid: Offer counselling and advice on drug and alcohol abuse.
Telephone: 01302 326411
Jigsaw: Advice, information and counselling for 15-25 year olds.
Telephone: 01302 739508
www.barnardos.org.uk Barnardo’s young carers service.
www.doncastercarers.org.uk provides support and advice to carers.
www.drughub.co.uk Information on alcohol treatment options available in Doncaster.
www.units.nhs.uk Information about reducing the amount of alcohol you drink.
www.drinkaware.org.uk General information and advice about safe alcohol levels.
www.doncasteralcoholservices.co.uk A local service for residents of Doncaster.
The Alchohol Strategy Document (PDF)
The Safer Doncaster Partnership Alcohol Strategy 2007/2010 aims to reduce alcohol related problems, through partnership working, in order to improve the quality of life for Doncaster residents, workers, businesses and visitors. The Partnership will ensure that systems and processes to prevent, minimise and manage alcohol related harm are designed and delivered in an integrated and coherent way to enable the majority of people to enjoy the benefits of drinking alcohol and to reduce the consequences and serious effects of alcohol misuse.
Alchohol Strategy Document in pdf format (32kb)
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