Be Alcohol Aware
Men should not regularly drink more than 3-4 units a day and women should not regularly drink more than 2-3 units a day. ‘Regularly’ means drinking every day or most days of the week.
Try to have a few alcohol free days every week. You should always take a break for 48 hours after a heavy session to let your body recover.
Women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant should not drink alcohol.
There are a number of benefits to cutting down your alcohol intake:
- Improved mood
- Improved relationships
- Reduced risks of drink driving
- Save money
- Sleep better
- More energy
- Lose weight
- No hangovers
- Reduced risk of injury
- Improved memory
- Better physical shape
- Reduced risk of high blood pressure
- Reduced risk of cancer
- Reduced risks of liver disease
Tips to reduce your drinking:
Avoid going to the pub after work
When you're bored or stressed have a workout instead of drinking
Plan activities and tasks at those times you would usually drink
When you do drink, set yourself a limit and stick to it
Have your first drink after starting to eat
Quench your thirst with non-alcoholic drinks before and in-between alcoholic drinks
Avoid drinking in rounds or in large groups
Switch to low alcohol/beer lager
Avoid or limit the time spent with heavy drinking friends
Adults who feel they require information or individual support about their drinking should initially contact their GP.
For advice and support on alcohol issues for you or a family member, contact or visit:
- Liverpool CIC (an addictions service): 0151 707 2420 (adults)
- Young Addaction: 0800 0196197 click here for the addaction website.
- Liverpool OKUK: 0151 702 0740 (young people)
- Drinkline: 0800 917 8282
For Sefton residents, please contact Healthy Sefton - 0300 100 1000.