Drink less

Drink and you

It may seem like you don’t drink much, but a drink or two most evenings can do harm to your body. The more you drink, and the more often, the greater the risk to your health.

Like a drink?

Like to unwind with a glass of something in the evening? If you’re not careful it’s easy for the occasional glass in the evening to quickly become 2 or 3 glasses most days.

What does 1 unit of alcohol look like?

Drink Units Per Week

Try not to exceed 14 units a week

Men and women are advised not to drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week. This is the same as 6 pints of average strength beer a week. Regularly drinking more than this can increase the risk to your health.

Pint measures

Did you know?

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Alcoholic drinks can be very high in calories.

 

5 pints a week will provide over 40,000 calories a year!

How can we help you?

There are a number of ways in which we can support you

Health Coaches

Our Health Coaches will talk to you about how much you are drinking.

 

One You East Sussex do not provide an alcohol dependency or recovery service, however we can signpost you to STAR, a local organisation who offer this service for free.

How can you help yourself?

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Make a plan

Before you start drinking, set a limit on how much you’re going to drink and try to stick to it.

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Set a budget

Only take a fixed amount of money out with you to spend on alcohol.

Friends

Let them know

If you let your friends and family know you’re cutting down and it’s important to you, you could get support from them.

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Make it a smaller one

You can still enjoy a drink, but go for smaller sizes. Try bottled beer instead of pints, or a small glass of wine instead of a large one – don’t be tempted to size up!

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Have a lower strength drink

Cut down the alcohol by swapping strong beers or wines for ones with a lower strength (ABV in %). You’ll find this information on the bottle. Try drinking wine spritzers or shandy.

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Stay hydrated and have a break

Have a glass of water before you have alcohol and alternate alcoholic drinks with water or a soft drink and have several drink-free days each week.

Download the Free One You ‘Days Off’ App

Choose your Days Off and get reminders, support and practical advice to change your drinking habits for good.

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