“Me and Mum used to have so much fun”

Alcohol doesn’t just affect you it affects the whole family

Alcohol plays a part in many people’s lives and, in the main, is drunk at sensible levels.

However, research shows that around a quarter of adults drink above recommended levels – which can lead to serious long term health problems as well as effecting your weight, mental health and relationships.

MyDrinkAware Unit CalculatorThis website is designed to help you keep your drinking within recommended levels. It will show you how many units and calories are in your favourite tipple and contains a questionnaire which will show whether you're drinking is putting your health at risk.

MyDrinkAware Drink DiaryThe drinks diary will help you keep a record of your alcohol consumption. There's no guaranteed safe level of drinking, but if you drink less than the recommended daily limits, the risks of harming your health are low.

For further information you can download a leaflet which describes the effects on you and your family as well as a handy ready reckoner that you can keep with you.

Alcohol and its effects on you and your family (PDF, 3.8MB)
Alcohol! How much is too much? (PDF, 3.5MB)

The NHS recommends:

Men shouldn’t regularly drink more than 3-4 units of alcohol a day.

Women shouldn’t regularly drink more than 2-3 units of alcohol a day.

‘Regularly’ means drinking these amounts every day or most days of the week.