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 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.
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.
Alcoholic drinks can be very high in calories.
5 pints a week will provide over 40,000 calories a year!
There are a number of ways in which we can support you
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.
Before you start drinking, set a limit on how much you’re going to drink and try to stick to it.
Only take a fixed amount of money out with you to spend on alcohol.
If you let your friends and family know you’re cutting down and it’s important to you, you could get support from them.
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!
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.
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.
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