Drinking and Alcohol
Drinking alcohol in moderation can be enjoyable for many people, but drinking excessively or 'binge drinking' can have a harmful effect and can lead to serious health problems. Most people who have alcohol-related health problems aren’t alcoholics. They're simply people who have regularly drunk more than the recommended levels for some years. Regularly drinking more than the recommended daily limits risks damaging your health.
For further information on alcohol and a range of health and wellbeing topics, visit the NHS Choices Live Well website.
Monitoring your drinking
Is it time to change the way you drink? The NHS Change for Life Drinks Tracker can help you keep a drinks diary and will calculate your units for you. There's loads more information for people concerned about their drinking on NHS Choices
Local support and advice
Local advice and support is available from Gloucestershire Independence Trust.
Dry January is a campaign from Alcohol Concern, a national charity trying to change the conversations and attitudes people have about alcohol.