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Responsible drinking

In the UK, the recommended guideline for men is not to exceed 3 - 4 units Image of woman drinking alcoholand women 2 - 3 units per day, with at least 2 - 3 days free from alcohol. However, regularly drinking above the recommended daily limits risks damaging your health.

Most people who regularly drink more than the NHS recommends don't see any harmful effects at first. Alcohol's hidden harms usually only emerge after a number of years. And by then, serious health problems can have developed.

Health problems associated with regulary drinking above the recommended levels include liver problems, reduced fertility, high blood pressure, increased risk of various cancers and heart attack are some of the numerous harmful effects of regularly drinking above recommended levels. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can also harm an unborn baby.

Useful Links

If you wish to receive help or advice concerning your alcohol intake or that of a loved one please find contacts for local and national service providers below. Alternatively, Online: Contact the Health Team for more information.

Adults

Alcohol Misuse Services - Local

Young People

Alcohol Misuse Services - Local

  • KCA - Young Persons Service - 01634 338640

National

Alcohol Misuse Services

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