13Be Drink Aware and Stop Smoking

Is your drinking healthy?

Many of us drink too much without realizing it. Drinking too much could be having a detrimental effect on you both now and in the future; alcohol overuse is linked to mental health problems, liver disease, 7 forms of cancer and more.

For each of us, the recommended safe limit of alcohol is 14 units a week. Fourteen units of alcohol is equivalent to six pints of average-strength beer or 10 small glasses of low-strength wine. If you regularly drink more than 14 units a week or the effects of alcohol are having a negative impact on your life, it's time to consider reducing how much and how often you drink.

If you cut down, you may find that the immediate effects include feeling better ...

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